Already into their second single of 2020, South East London duo Bad Honey is off to a flying start. Their soulful indie-pop tunes are resonating with fans across the musical spectrum, who are quick to relate to their amicable storytelling and the palpable moods unique to each track. Each tune is delivered in their grassroots, bedroom pop stylings, which provide the perfect foundation for their syrupy-sweet vocals to spin their relatable narratives on life, love and everything in between.
"Circles", aptly released on Valentine's Day, is about "being in a relationship where both people are fighting their own battles, and finding strength in supporting each other," they share. They go on to note that the lyrics also influenced the production elements. "We wanted to create some cyclic motion within the music as well, so we did this via the looping arpeggiated synth in the verses and the layered backing vocal lines in the choruses which create a canon-like effect."
Adding an extra dimension, the duo now provides the charming animated visual exclusively through us. In conversation with us via email, they state, "The video is an animation made by a really good friend of Teresa's from Milan called Michele Stella. He created moving drawings of imaginary characters and objects, narrated by a made-up language. It's been fun to discover how one art form can influence another in such an interesting way. Our first animated video, this is exciting and we love the surreal sense of the video which goes so well alongside our music of a similar other-worldly feel."
Bad Honey's music has a certain nostalgic familiarity, which is brought into balance by the captivating modern ideals that weave it all together. With two singles in less than two months, don't expect them to be slowing down any time soon.