Friday, March 11, 2022

Honeyglaze - "Female Lead"

Photo by Holly Whitaker

London's Honeyglaze's latest single hits a very sweet spot for me. "Female Lead" is that kind of song that borders on modern indie rock and folk, and leans towards the pop side of both. What really helps the song stand out is the inspiration of 60's girl groups. It's that sound that gives "Female Lead" a Big Thief meets Please Be Mine era Molly Burch. The sounding modern while acknowledging the past sound is simply irresistible for us.

Honeyglaze's Anouska Sokolow says of the band's new song:

"I was overwhelmed by the state of the world during the first lockdown and constantly being surrounded by bad news. It was a time when people were playing with changing their appearance and I felt incapable of writing anything of any actual importance so I decided to write about something as completely arbitrary as dying my hair. I was inspired by the song ‘Leader of the Pack’ by the Shangri-las  and the narrative heavy pop songs that were coming out of the Brill building during the 60s."

You can watch the video for "Female Lead" below. Honeyglaze's self-titled debut is due out April 29 on Speedy Wunderground, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on Honeygalze, check out the band's Facebook and Twitter.

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