HONEYGLAZE – ” Female Lead “

Posted: January 19, 2023 in MUSIC

With their highly anticipated debut album due out later next month, Honeyglaze have shared new single “Female Lead” and announced new shows, including Wet Leg dates followed by their own headline tour in May, and numerous festivals this summer.

Their Dan Carey-produced, self-titled debut album will be released on 29th April 2022 via Speedy Wunderground.

The South London based, haiku-loving trio formed just before the first lockdown, and a combination of compelling live performances and early singles “Shadows“, “Creative Jealousy” and “Burglar” has seen their profile rise rapidly and garner support from a plethora of early fans including Steve Lamacq, Matt Wilkinson and Wet Leg – who have all declared themselves in love with their intoxicating brand of poetic lyrics and impressive musicianship. Today they also share new single, “Female Lead“, with accompanying video directed by James Ogram and the band’s Anouska Sokolow, and featuring Jojo Macari, one of the stars of Netflix’s Sex Education.

“I was overwhelmed by the state of the world during the first lockdown and constantly being surrounded by bad news,” Anouska says of “Female Lead”. “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.”

Of the video she adds, “Given that the song itself is so narrative heavy, we knew we wanted to make something with its own separate story. It started off with some ideas about duality and stolen identity. I had recently watched Casablanca that’s where we got the idea of this movie character coming to life and we ended up writing a full scene for a made-up, 50s adventure romance. The rest was kind of influenced by films like Mullholland Drive and Purple Rose of Cairo.”

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