Saturday, November 07, 2020

Black Honey 'I Like The Way You Die' - Single Review

To absolutely no one’s surprise – Black Honey brought out another banger. New track ‘I Like the Way You Die’ is taken from the heart of their upcoming sophomore album ‘Written and Directed’ to be released on the 29th of January 2021. 

After releasing a stellar debut album in 2018, they’ve quickly become a staple in the UK indie scene, travelling the world, releasing a Top 40 album, supporting Queens of the Stoneage, the list goes on.

‘I Like the Way You Die’ is a 3 minute hard-core attack on alpha-male egotism and honestly just that in and of itself makes me love it. 

The entire song is steeped in female empowerment. It’s the poster-child for pure, unfiltered female power. 

The lyrics are unapologetic, the vocals are delivered with depth and impact, the rhythm stomps, and it’s perfectly in keeping with the band’s complete rejection of cow-towing to anyone’s expectations. Izzy B. Phillips, the fierce frontwoman and album protagonist plants a flag in the ground for world-conquering women and strives to fill the woman-shaped gap that she felt when discovering rock music whilst growing up. This song is the soundtrack to them harnessing their quirks as a band and mastering them.

If the song wasn’t enough, they released a music video for it, setting the song up on a gruesome gothic trip with feme-fatale Phillips front and center. It finds its way perfectly in a hyper-visualized world; one obsessed with kitschy pulp films, grindhouse cinema, and a flip-reverse of female cinematic representation.

I think it’s safe to say we can expect amazing things from this album. But for now, strap on some ‘I’m going to take over the world’ shoes and go stomp on some alpha-male ego, because we’ve finally got the soundtrack to it.

- Chloe Boehm



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