First taste of in-progress second album
Worldwide festival shows also confirmed for this summer
Praise for HONNE’s debut album, 'Warm On A Cold Night'
"Eminently danceable…bruised romantics" Observer, Album of the Week ****
“A triumph” NME
"Breezy, easy, vaguely mournful electro-soul" Sunday Times Culture
"A widescreen take on late-night lust and modern romance" Mixmag, 8/10
"21st century courtly love...exquisite" Evening Standard
HONNE have today dropped surprise new track ‘Just Dance’, the soulful duo’s first new material since last year’s acclaimed debut record, ‘Warm On A Cold Night’. Currently hard at work on their second album for Atlantic Records, the band will pause briefly for a series of worldwide festivals this summer, spanning Melt, Benicassim, Lollapalooza and Summer Sonic to Secret Garden Party back in the UK (full information below).
‘Just Dance’ is a thrilling testament to the restless creativity of HONNE, one of those rare bands who’ve achieved an instantly-identifiable sound entirely of their own making, but nonetheless appear intent on pushing forwards towards something fresh and new. Blending their nuanced knowledge of R&B, hip-hop and soul with a love of disco or house-inspired grooves (see Kaytranada, Anderson Paak), ‘Just Dance’ offers a stark reminder of who HONNE are and a tantalising glimpse of who they could yet choose to be.
‘Just Dance’ is, too, ultimately a song about losing your inhibitions, from two songwriters and producers who’ve often captured precisely what is to feel inhibited (and a culture where expressing your feelings as men may not come naturally). HONNE’s debut album, ‘Warm On A Cold Night’, amassed a truly global audience in these sometimes-awkward, always-positive portraits of twenty-first century romance. From selling out the likes of The Roundhouse in London to an extensive following across Europe, Asia (the album is double-platinum in Korea), the US (where the band just played Coachella) and X million streams, it’s a story that looks set to travel further still on Album 2, which the band are currently hard at work on.
“We've had a pretty exciting and intense couple of years since putting out our first track in 2014,” say HONNE. “And we've been incredibly lucky to travel around the world to play for fans in far away places. It's left us inspired to keep progressing and keep the HONNE sound developing.” Quite where HONNE will go next may be uncertain, but ‘Just Dance’ demands to take you with them.