Share new single ‘Disinfect’
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New album ‘Written & Directed’ out March 19th
Today, Black Honey share their brand new track ‘Disinfect’, alongside an explosive and powerful visual, ahead of their highly anticipated album ‘Written and Directed’, set for release on 19th March 2021.
‘Disinfect’ grabs you by the throat from the very first bass string plucked, with a commanding air of strength and immediacy, as Izzy snarls “disinfect the disaffected” through a heavily distorted guitar-led chorus. The track is a huge, politically-charged anthem, and as Izzy explains: “Disinfect to me is like watching the school bus burn down. We wrote it before the pandemic but it feels like a premonition of things to come.”
The visual for ‘Disinfect’ is a patchwork of news coverage and end-of-the-world clips, challenging the viewer to face the state of the world and question certain world leaders who may have blood on their hands. Izzy says: ‘The video is a commentary piece, I love collage and this one is like looking directly at our reality in a mirror.. it’s really honest’.
Black Honey’s last single, ‘Believer’, is a foot-stomping, cathartic, religious experience, with an assured chorus of ‘I’m a believer, baby’. This closely followed followed their brilliant latest single ‘I Like The Way You Die’, a 3 minute fully-loaded attack on alpha male egotism, swapping it out for pure and unfiltered female power.
‘Written & Directed’ is Black Honey’s second album. It follows their outstanding self-titled debut released back in 2018 when the world that surrounded the Brighton fourpiece looked and felt like a very different place. Black Honey however are still the bad-ass, truly original band they have always been, they’ve just graduated from the intriguingly anomalous newcomers to becoming one of UK indie’s most singular outfits. They’ve travelled the world and released a Top 40 album; graced the cover of the NME and become the faces and soundtrack of Roberto Cavalli’s Milan Fashion Week show; smashed Glastonbury and supported Queens of the Stone Age, all without compromising a shred of the wild, wicked vision they first set out with.
‘Written & Directed’ delivers one, very singular, message, aiming to unashamedly plant a flag in the ground for strong, world-conquering women. For fierce frontwoman and album protagonist Izzy B. Phillips – it’s the most important message she could send to inspire her cult-like fanbase and fill the female-shaped gap that she felt so acutely when she was growing up and discovering rock music for the first time.
Written throughout 2019 and recorded in fits and spurts between touring, ‘Written & Directed’ is drenched with a hedonistic, anything-goes attitude. It’s also the most full-throttle collection of music that Black Honey have ever-written – egged-on by their run of shows supporting long-term friends and collaborators Royal Blood. Exploring everything from womanhood, to identity and power, it’s an album that revels in the rich history of pop culture, throws a wink to its rock-and-roll heroes, but ultimately (and in true Black Honey fashion) it stands on its own two feet.
With a typically hyper-visual world referencing grindhouse cinema, kitschy pulp films and a flip-reverse of female cinematic representation all primed to unfurl and explode around them, ‘Written & Directed’ is the sound of Black Honey strapping in and saddling up, of harnessing their quirks, and, as the Phillips has always hoped, riding them joyously into the sunset.
Black Honey 2021 rescheduled tour dates:
24th June – Banquet Pryzm, Kingston (Social Distant)
14th September – Jumbo, Leeds
15th September – Action, Preston
16th September – Vinolo, Southampton
17th September – Sound Knowledge, Marlborough