Taken from their highly anticipated forthcoming album 'A Fistful of Peaches', Black Honey have shared their latest single 'OK'.
Where the previous single ‘Up Against It’ kicked off 2023 as frontperson Izzy Bee Phillips’ rally cry to be kinder to your younger self, ‘OK’ fends off the myth of total happiness with one hand, and embraces the realities of spiritual love with the other. The track’s video arrives as an art-deco fever dream, with the intensity of an imperfect story of devotion brought to life on a backdrop of neon and pastel. Izzy explains that ‘OK’ is her subversive, real-world take on the grand-gestured love song - edged with a healthy dose of self-awareness;
“‘OK’ is a love story I wrote for my friend who was getting high all the time to dull anxiety. I didn’t want them to be struggling anymore and this song is like ‘I will stand by you and if you need a weird 10 mins where you smoke weed after drinking 8 pints till you whitey. If that’s what you need to do then it’s okay’. It’s too much to expect someone to be happy so just okay is enough. I’m also criticising myself for trying to be a Romeo-style hero when I’m so utterly ill-equipped to help anyone. I also somehow have the feeling of devotional dedication to a person that only rom coms ever show you and I didn’t really believe was real.”
With 'A Fistful of Peaches' set to be Black Honey's most personal, raw, and revealing album yet, showcasing their ability to jump and dive into seemingly disparate genres and pull them together into their own. As Izzy summarises:
“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 everyday, 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.”