Bad Honey, South-East London based artists, are providing the smoothest vibes.
Hauting back vocals, stuck in your mind, keep whispering these soothing words and melodies: “You know who you are”.
Stuck On You conveys quite an uplifting message aimed at self-awareness. The video, exposing people stuck and immobilized, pictures perfectly the idea of mental bounds and institutionalized mindsets.
“If you take your time, I’ll take mine”, words to recall you that all individuals evolve at a different pace in a different space.
The repetitive high-pitched sound of the ethereal back vocals, reveal hints of Jazz and even subtle Gospel influences. Added to syncopated and swift-flowing percussion, the songwriting suggest the sensation of an awakening, while the pictures of people remaining stuck and bounded contrast with the songwriting.
This visual, directed by James Rushton gives also an idea of the sense of humor and craziness that surrounds the band, made of Lydia Clowes Teresa Origone Mercy Welbeck Jaleesa Gemerts.
Motions is another single from Bad Honey. As the rest of the 5 track EP, this title has been recorded with producer Count Counsellor during a trip to Family Day Recordings on the small and peaceful Norwegian Island of Søndre Sandøy.
From Stuck On You to Motions, you can tell how much the band is exploring new sounds, all mesmerizing, mind-penetrating.
This is a soothing Electro-Soul experience to enjoy along ongoing dancing drums.
Having previously performed at The Roundhouse, The Jazz Cafe and Omeara, playing shows with Little Simz and GoGo Penguin, Bad Honey are set to return to the live circuit this April at London’s Paper Dress Vintage, for their EP launch.