Black Honey Premieres New Song “OK” on BBC Radio 1
London-based indie rock band Black Honey, consisting of Izzy Phillips (vocals/guitar), Chris Ostler (guitar), Tommy Taylor (bass), and Alex Woodward (drums), premiered a new song “OK” on BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds with Clara Amfo.
The song is the fifth single off of their upcoming third studio album “A Fistful of Peaches”, which is set to be released on March 17, 2023.
It was written by Alexander Woodward, Christopher Ostler, Isobel Phillips, Jim Eliot, and Thomas Taylor. Produced by Dimitri Tikovoi.
The accompanying music video was directed by Jamie Noise.
Izzy Phillips told Clara Amfo about the song, “'OK', it's like I wrote it for my friend who I thought was like smoking a bit too much. And I thought that it would be like a good way of me doing it. But then as I was writing the song, I was like, 'why am I why am I trying to be someone's hero?' Like I'm the worst person or giving advice like, I sound like a hypocrite. So 'OK' is like, I don't want you to be amazing. I just want you to be alright like, I just want like you to not be like mentally ill. We'll try it like we try and fix other people because we can't fix ourselves, I think. 'Tell me about you.' But I'm actually awful lot taking my own advice.”
- Alex Woodward added, “We've had it we've been playing so we've been playing okay for probably a year now. We were we did a tour around Europe and we were like that we want to play something. Often you record what can we go with and 'OK,' it was one that we felt was going to hit really hard. It was quite fast, quite rocky. So we've been playing that for about a year and it's gone down really well everywhere. We did it already. We've done it. I think it's my dad's favorite one as well. He's always like, 'Where's that one?'”
The new album comprises 12-track. It is their first album in two years.
Izzy Phillips said, “I like it when they say it takes 10 years to build an overnight success. Because that's definitely a thing. Like, I think with us, it's like, we've always done our own thing. We've always worked our own path and like having like, the luxury to make three albums was amazing. And this is the album where like I fell in love with the process of making an album and I finally feel like I understand it a bit more with before. It's just like you have no idea we were doing just putting a bunch of songs together. And I think like to have people along the ride with you is awesome but also to bring new people on it's always amazing too.”
The band shared, “This record is the most unapologetic and honest story telling so far and I never really understood what people meant about capturing a moment in time until now. I think this one is for my fellow neurodivergents and anyone who struggles with their mental illness.”
- source : BBC Radio 1