After millions of Spotify streams and sold-out shows worldwide (including 2 shows here last year), Moonbeats Asia is thrilled to welcome back British electro-R&B duo HONNE for another electrifying show in Singapore, featuring songs from their latest album ‘Love Me / Love Me Not’.
Taking their name from the Japanese concept of ‘true feelings’ and one’s intimate self, HONNE combines soul with synths to convey their vision of musical intimacy. The pair of producers, James and Andy, met at university and have been collaborating since.
In 2018, unless an artist has a Drake-like grip on the charts, it’s tough to directly gauge success. Seven-digit streams don’t always translate to actual fans at shows. One act might draw the attention of every tastemaker
going, while still failing to sell more than a handful of physical records. HONNE’s time in the spotlight has been disorientating. Success has paved every step, but tracking where it comes from has proved a tough task. One week they’re selling out a 3,000 capacity show in their hometown, the next they’re headliners at a festival in South Korea, playing to 20,000 people, and shortly after they’re jet-setting to LA to collaborate with other artists. In this age when anyone can access music from virtually anywhere, HONNE’s 2016 debut LP ‘Warm on a Cold Night’ has been embraced by different corners of the globe (the album went triple-platinum in South Korea), a swarm of fans all equally obsessed with the pair’s skill in writing relatable, emotion-fuelled, romantic pop.
HONNE's new album ‘Love Me / Love Me Not’ captures the duality of life’s ups and downs, and the balancing act of navigating between two states at once. Whether it’s the honeymoon period high of a relationship, the frustration of a long-distance separation, the fear of losing someone close, Andy’s lyrics dial in at the reality of most people’s lives. The record acknowledges that for every peak, a challenge is round the corner; and equally, that whenever life throws everything at once, better times are ahead.