Return With New Shoegaze Track ‘Room’
Following the success of recent EP ‘Post Modern Motorcade Music’, alt-indie shoegazers Honey Lung offer a sweetener for 2020 with three new singles, starting with lo-fi slowcore track ‘Room’. Released on Big Scary Monsters, it’s set to raise the band’s profile another notch after they kicked off the year with a sold-out show at London venue The Grace and New York’s New Colossus Festival.
While the world might’ve hit the brakes in 2020, it’s clear Honey Lung’s profile continues to rise. In lead singer Jamie’s words: “Its kind of apt that Room is being released now. It’s a song about isolation and cabin fever and all the thoughts that go along with that. It’s actually named after the film ‘Room’ which won some awards a couple of years ago. The film is about a lady and her son who are being held against their will, with no way to escape. I guess I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the ideas of being isolated emotionally and physically and how it can drive you to places in your head you would never usually go. It can be a great thing or a terrible thing.”
“We shot a music video for the track with a friend of ours out in Berlin. The video is essentially me being edgy af for 4 minutes.”
With this triple dose, Honey Lung continues to perfect their musical recipe: “a hint of indie, a large dash of emo, a pinch of shoegaze and a generous dollop of alt-rock” (Gigwise). Their distinctive style has seen them receive support from Spotify’s editorial playlists, including ‘New Music Friday’, ‘Hot New Bands’, ‘Garage Jams’, ‘Alt Rocked’ and ‘All New Rock’, as well as Apple Music’s ‘Breaking Rock’.
The new single captures the importance of this band. With these big sweeping moments that focus on the delectable vocal harmonies and the pensive lyrical journey. Honey Lung capture human affection and provide a new instrumentation that has a connection to its listeners. They produce brooding orchestrations that enthral and resonate a humble and relatable truth.
Honey Lung have certainly earned their stripes as a live band, hitting big-name festivals such as Reading & Leeds (where they headlined the BBC Introducing stage), Latitude, tastemakers’ favourites SXSW and The Great Escape. It’s not only festivals paying attention; scene frontrunners Citizen and Basement enlisted Honey Lung for their UK/Europe tours, respectively. Indie-rock darlings Vundabar, Bloody Knees, Airways and JAWS have also brought the Londoners on the road.