Taking their name from the Japanese concept of ‘true feelings’ and one’s intimate self. British duo Honne combine soul with synths to convey their vision of musical intimacy. They are set to play The Academy on November 21st.
The pair of producers, James and Andy, met at university and have been collaborating ever since. HONNE’s 2014 debut LP Warm on a Cold Night has been embraced by different corners of the globe, the album went triple-platinum in South Korea, a swarm of fans all equally obsessed with the pair’s emotion-fuelled and romantic pop.
HONNE’s new album Love Me / Love Me Not, is due August 24th 2018. The record captures the duality of life’s ups and downs, and the balancing act of navigating between two states at once. Whether it’s the honeymoon period high of a relationship, the frustration of a long-distance separation or the fear of losing someone close, Andy’s lyrics dial in at the reality of most people’s lives. The record acknowledges that for every peak, a challenge is around the corner; and equally, that whenever life throws you everything at once, better times are ahead.
After 2016’s, Gone Are the Days the duo were raring to go on new material. They had a clear idea of what they wanted to achieve: a lusciously-produced follow-up with an emotional depth that went beyond their first work. Love Me / Love Me Not achieves exactly that. It’s a journey through grey space, fears and doubts, peaks and pitfalls and the in-betweens.
Honne play The Academy on November 21st tickets and are on sale this Friday 9am. Tickets cost €20.