The 27, fronted by Henry Parker, have been making waves with their dreamy Americana-tinged pop. By turns tender and explosive, it is packed with cracking guitar lines and the sort of sumptuous, sunny, close harmonies so beloved of 60s west coast bands. The new single ‘How To Run’ was released in January, and and brought with it a much needed dose of warmth and promise of summer during the cold months. We sat down with Frontman Henry Parker to discuss the inspiration and recording process of their new track.
Hi! For those new to your music can you quickly introduce yourself?
Hello, I’m Henry from The 27. We’re a three part harmony based pop rock band, at least I think what we are.
What is your new single ‘Run’ about?
Growing up and finding you place in the world.
What inspired you to write the single?
Well I guess that’s the same answer as above.
Can you tell us a bit about your song writing process?
It actually varies quite a lot, I try to keep things fresh so trying different processes is quite a good way of doing that. With the current single I’d written all the music and few lines, the rest of the lyrics were actually written as we tracked and recorded the song.
When did you first start learning the guitar? Can you play any other instruments?
I started playing guitar when I was 13, before that I had actually played the mandolin, also not to mention the recorder......
Whose music are you listening to a lot at the moment?
Post Malone, Margo Price and Led Zeppelin
What would be your dream venue to perform in?
The Royal Albert Hall, which (plug) consequently we had the honour of playing at in December.
Check out The 27's brand new video below, and stay tuned to see what this Americana Pop collective get up to next...