Black Honey have just announced their third album, ‘A Fistful Of Peaches’, with the brand new single, ‘Heavy’.
The new track follows two other 2022 singles, ‘Charlie Bronson’ and ‘Out of My Mind’, which will also be included in the upcoming project – the project slated to arrive in full on March 17th via FoxFive Records. Their last LP was 2021’s ‘Written & Directed’, which Dork’s 4-star review said was, “not compromising their vision in the slightest and yet still seems even more sharply focussed than their debut”.
“We wrote this song the day I found out the founder of our fan club passed away from Covid-19,” frontwoman and vocalist Izzy Bee Phillips recalls of ‘Heavy’. “We were talking about the weight of grief and the way it holds you down, about the parallels between grief and depression. The weight of mental illness and how it brings you a deeper understanding of grief. There’s always a glimmer of light though and I love how ‘Heavy‘ has that kind glitter darkness.”
“It’s in my nature to become co-dependent and I think in this song I’m reaching for someone to help me climb back out,” she adds. “ I talk a bit about the never-ending story as it was my first dialog with death and depression as a child. Watching Artax the horse getting swallowed by the nothing whilst Atreyu screamed helplessly from the edges of a swamp really spoke to me.”
Speaking on the new record, Phillips says: “Most of this record is me trying to figure out where the line is between normal mental health and when you’re having breakdowns every day that then become part of normal. I thought everyone cried every day, I thought everyone had traumatic flashbacks and nightmares. This album is like, what the fuck? I didn’t have to have that? It’s like opening a new door to a future that I didn’t think possible, but it’s also soured by the realisation that I had to suffer through so much that I shouldn’t have had to. I don’t know what I’ll make next but it won’t be where I was when I made this.”
You can watch the Dakota Schiffer-directed music video for ‘Heavy’ below:
You can pre-order ‘A Fistful Of Peaches’ here – the full tracklist reads as below:
1. Charlie Bronson
3. Ups Against It
4. Out of My Mind
5. Rock Bottom
6. Cut the Cord
8. I’m a Man
9. Nobody Knows
Black Honey recently headlined Dork’s 2022 Halloween party, Night of the Living Dork, for an evening that Dork’s review described as “pumpkin incredible” – you can find all the photos from the event here. The Brighton quartet also appeared on a special edition of Dork’s flagship podcast-slash-radio-thingy Down With Boring, which you can listen to here.