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“a gorgeous kind of spaced-out country that’s anchored by the musician’s clean, androgynous voice”
– The FADER
“weightless in sound and heavy in feeling”
(Toronto, ON – January 29, 2020) – Today, Honey Harper welcomes the new decade with a new song and accompanying visual. “Something Relative” is a haunting, melancholic ode to loss, depression and friendship. The video, which acts as a sparse, yet powerful companion to the single, sees Honey Harper backlit and crooning to a sorely missed friend, the golden light behind him bouncing off of surreal elements including a piece of broken glass and raining glitter.
Speaking on his inspiration behind the new single, Honey Harper shares, “This song is about my friend Zeb, someone who I both greatly admired and barely tolerated. He created a boxset of full-length records before the age of eighteen and once performed all of them locked in a cage. He was both inspiring and irritating. He would have hated this song but loved that it was about him.”
“Something Relative” follows the announcement of Honey Harper’s upcoming debut album Starmaker due March 6th on ATO Records. The announcement of the album came in tandem with his song and video for “In Light Of Us”, which premiered as a Gen F feature on The FADER.
Starmaker also includes previous singles “Tomorrow Never Comes,” “Vaguely Satisfied,” and “Strawberry Lite,” the latter two are available to purchase on 7″ vinyl now. The album itself is primarily about the journey to create it, following his mysterious emergence with “Secret” from 2017’s critically-acclaimed Universal Country EP. The new album’s self-awareness is largely the result of Harper’s inner monologues about his fear of failure, desire for success, and the toll that journey has taken on him and his loved ones. It’s an attempt at honesty through the veil of a country singer lost in the stars. With album appearances from Sébastian Tellier, Austra, and John Kirby, the contrast of the songs becomes even more apparent and set Honey Harper apart to become the torch-bearer for a revitalized country sound.
Alongside the new video today, Harper Harper is announcing a string of headlining European tour dates and North American tour dates supporting Canadian bandTOPS. Honey Harper will begin in Europe and then head to the US starting in Las Vegas, doing a wrap around the country and ending at Boston’s Brighton Music Hall.
Watch “Something Relative” above and find full tour routing and details on Honey Harper’s debut album Starmaker below.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
3/13-3/22 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/24 – Paris, FR @ Hasard Ludique
3/25 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
3/27 – Amsterdam, NL @ De Nieuwe Anita
3/29 – Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
4/01 – London, UK @ The Lexington
4/03 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon*
4/04 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole*
4/05 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar*
4/06 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace*
4/07 – Marfa, TX @ Lost Horse Saloon*
4/09 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk*
4/10 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger*
4/11 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada*
4/13 – Memphis, TN @ The Hi Tone Cafe*
4/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West*
4/15 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight*
4/16 – Washington, D.C. @ Union Stage*
4/18 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
4/20 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*
8/20-8/23 – Brecon Beacons, WAL @ Green Man Festival
* = w/ TOPS
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About Honey Harper:
Honey Harper, born William Fussell, grew up surrounded by country music in the heart of Georgia. He introduced himself to the country music world with his debut EP Universal Country in 2017, a genre-bending project pieced together over multiple years with deep ties to Harper’s Georgia roots. The critically-acclaimed EP showcased a multi-faceted new vision of country music and harnessed its most beautiful elements from an outsider’s perspective.