Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Black Honey blasts their latest single across the airwaves

The Brighton-based quartet Black Honey has been working hard and the indie band’s most recent single, ‘Up Against It’, is a solid sign of what to anticipate in the future. 

The group is fronted by singer Izzy Bee Phillips and the band includes guitarist Chris Ostler, bassist Tommy Taylor, and drummer Alex Woodward.   

Their latest offering commences with a guitar and drums combination before a brief drum-fill to prompt the start of the first verse (which is relatively sparse compared to the others). The opening line ‘’Breathe in, breathe out, just take a minute / Get up, get out, I’m overthinking’’ offers a moment of reflection and escapism from the daily anxieties of life. 

The chorus attempts to inspire the audience to escape these stresses with lyrics such as ‘’Give yourself a break, kid / you were up against it, don’t you know’’. The chorus provides a dramatic boost to the song in contrast with the almost soothing melodies that come before it. This dynamic melodic range remains consistent throughout and emphasises the symbolism of the tune before the song suddenly cuts out.

The single comes with a music video depicting children filling the musical roles of the quartet on stage. The song is packed with power and raw energy, but is delivered in a subtle, comforting way that allows the listener to relate to it without feeling overwhelmed.

The quartet has hit the ground running in the new year with its recent releases in addition to having an official British tour planned and an album scheduled for release on March 17th.  Their tour begins on March 24th in Bedford so be sure to visit their website to find out more.  


Antony Bailey


 Image: Official 'Up Against It' Single Cover


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