HENO. is the unapologetic nomad whose journey of self-actualization has led to his breaking of musical boundaries with an electrifying new sound he calls ‘alternative soul’. His pioneering sound blends his love for Hip-Hop with Motown/Soul influences, R&B, Alternative, and Experimental music, together in a way that allows his fans to take a dive into his world. The first generation Ethiopian-American’s love and passion for music began in Takoma Park, Maryland where he was born and raised. It was his love of music that liberated him from the destructive path that so many of his peers around him chose to walk on. These foundational values HENO. learned as a youth would hold to be critical in helping craft his sonic universe and maintaining stoicism within the chaotic world around him.