Label: Atlantic Records
Released: 22nd October 2021
When summer fades out of view, it’s easy for any ounce of optimism to fade away with it. Luckily, HONNE have the soundtrack to get you through as the months grow colder. The duo have always been masters at capturing that sunny outlook, but on ‘LET’S JUST SAY THE WORLD ENDED A WEEK FROM NOW, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?’ they provide the sonic equivalent of the crisp autumn sun on your face. It’s enough to inspire a relentless supply of hope, regardless of how cold the coming months become.
The hopeless romanticism they’re oft known for saturates the album in full, and on their latest release they take ownership of that. That side of them is on full view, and their starry-eyed magnetism provides a lens through which to see their album. This is the most larger than life, ludicrously happy version of HONNE we’ve seen so far.
Their lo-fi beat and sax-heavy pop is mammoth and practically glistens. They call upon some of the most delicious voices in music right now, from Khalid to Griff, combining their effortless vocals with soulful, ambitious production. ‘EASY ON ME’ is both earnest and unshakably upbeat, whilst ‘HEARTSONG’ is driven by hurtling guitar and celestial harmonies. They manage to veil each track with that distinctive, helplessly enamoured HONNE touch, and it makes one thing clear – if the world did end a week from now, HONNE would want you to dance your way out, brimming with love.