Black Honey Explores Mental Health Through Rock-N-Roll On New Album
The Brighton-rock quartet's A Fistful of Peaches is out now.
Black Honey is here to provide the soundtrack to your unstable girl summer. The Brighton-based indie-rock band’s new album A Fistful of Peaches is a head-banging blast, perfect for a road-trip with your best friends. “Cut the Cord”, the lead single, could be indie rock’s answer to the song of the summer, as the kicking drum starts the track with a bang. Blissfully dissociating but having a good-time along the way, “Cut the Cord'' is Black Honey’s anthem about wanting to stay in the moment.
The band’s confessional-style lyrics are pulled off by frontperson Izzy B. Phillips’ siren-like voice, dripping with an intoxicating sweetness. Much can be said about Black Honey’s multi-layered production, with the project coming off as a hybrid of 90s-era grunge and 70s psychedelic influences.
Phillips categorizes the album as “me trying to figure out where the line is between normal mental health and when you’re having breakdowns every day, that then becomes part of normal.”
The nostalgic musical influences, matched with Black Honey's intimate personal confessions will be a hit with Gen Z audiences. Searching for both escapism and belonging, Black Honey’s latest project satisfies their generation's needs in spades. A Fistful of Peaches is pack with discourse surrounding mental health, speaking the inner-most thoughts of an exhausted generation. Chock-full of epiphanies coded in powerhouse indie rock anthems, the latest album will make you reflect as well as dance.
“All I wanna do is get out of my mind” sings Phillips on the fourth track "Out of My Mind"
“Charlie Bronson” is a sultry indie rock jam, transporting listeners to Pat Benatar’s “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” and Metric’s “Black Sheep.” An album that demands a live performance, fans will be happy to hear Black Honey’s UK tour will see them at multiple venues across the country this Spring.