Have You Heard? Ryan Hemsworth ft Mitski, Keaton Henson - Wait

Ryan Hemsworth ft Mitski, Keaton Henson - ‘Wait’

A mis-match of collaborators and genres is moulded into something fantastic.

On paper, this looks like an extremely strange collaboration. Ryan Hemsworth creates lush, hip-hop-leaning beats, Mitski excels at crushing, anthemic indie-rock, while Keaton Henson pens heartbreak over folk rhythms.

‘Wait’ is surprisingly cohesive, though, with Mitski and Henson’s vocals intertwining seamlessly. Henson’s vocals are brought out of the gloom they never emerge from on his solo work, and become almost hopeful once Hemsworth’s beats are laid on top. Mitski brings the song’s heartbreak, leaving that job away from Henson for once, with certain lyrics poking their head above all-encompassing vocal reverb.

‘Wait’ presents a new side to two of the most fascinating modern voices, while showing Hemsworth as capable of moulding any mis-match of collaborators and genres into something fantastic.


We’re often asked by potential advertisers about you, our readers. So we’d really appreciate it if you’d offer up a bit of information about you, and your music-loving habits by filling in our 2019 readers’ survey.

Click here to reach the 2019 DIY readers’ survey.

(Don’t worry, none of what we’re asking for is personally identifiable - and no questions are compulsory.)

More like this

The Road Less Travelled: The Big Moon

The Road Less Travelled: The Big Moon

Having released one of the most beloved indie debuts of recent years, The Big Moon had some big shoes to fill with LP2. In ‘Walking Like We Do’, they’ve made the journey in style.