HONNE are back with new single, ‘no song without you’ – the duo’s first new material since the release of acclaimed 2018 album, ‘Love Me / Love Me Not’. Out today on Tatemae Recordings / Atlantic Records and available via all DSPs HERE, it forms the first taste of a sound HONNE have been experimenting with since the turn of the year and comes complete with a heart-warming animation video, created by illustrator Holly Warburton.
Written alongside Anderson .Paak collaborator Pomo during a spontaneous trip to Los Angeles in January and later finished at their studio in Hackney and in insolation during lockdown, ‘no song without you’ sees HONNE strip everything back, pick up their acoustic guitars and channel the psychedelic, infectious, care-free romanticism of the ‘60s and bands like The Beach Boys. “It’s ok for things to sound a bit rough”, the duo explain, “rather than going into the studio and compressing guitars over and over. The more character that you leave in it, the more the listener can dive in.”
Hopeful in its outlook but tender and heartfelt in its conception, the track signposts a fresh new sound for the duo, inspired by their desire to continue evolving and experimenting; “We’ve never wanted to rest on our laurels”, say HONNE. “We want to keep evolving and never want to stay in the same lane.”
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