Honey Cutt are sharing a new single entitled “Coasting“, the title-track from their forthcoming LP, out on Kanine Records on March 13th. Released to coincide with the announcement of a North American tour, “Coasting” is the second single from the album, following January’s “Vacation,” and is premiering today with FLOOD Magazine. You can check out the video below.
Kaley Honeycutt addresses her Florida upbringing in the track, and some difficult times her family faced during her childhood. Building slowly before bursting into Honey Cutt’s signature shimmering uptempo jangle, with mournful synthesizer swells providing a perfect tonal counterpoint to Honeycutt’s mesmerizing vocal melody.
“Coasting” is about trying to hold it together and be strong for my family,” says Honeycutt. “I think that sometimes there is strength in just surviving. Seeing my mother get us through the things that she did when I was younger really made me who I am today.”
On her debut album, Coasting, Honeycutt lulls you in with emotional personal stories that are refreshingly selfaware and satirical. Her warmth and charm resonates throughout the catchy guitar pop record.
Her Florida environment heavily influences the ten tracks that make up her debut album. The youngest of seven children, with four older brothers and a single mom, her family found themselves relocating from Asheville, NC to a small migrant farm town in central Florida called Ocoee when she was just 8 years old.
Drawing from her experiences growing up below the poverty line and being forced to move often throughout central Florida, those problems didn’t go away when she moved to a big city. In Boston, Honeycutt sought new musical friends and a live band. It was there that she found her footing in the world of live music. Working her way from DIY basement shows to opening for bands like Bully, Gus Dapperton, Varsity, and Calpurnia at some of the cities largest music venues, her talent did not go unnoticed. She earned three Boston music award nominations for best indie rock band alongside the likes of other talented New England based artists like Palehound and Sidney Gish.
Honeycutt is ready to debut a full-length record that showcases her relentlessness as an artist. From dirt roads in small Florida towns, to dirty basements flooded with Ivy League college kids dancing along unassumingly to her coy pop tunes, Honeycutt’s love of indie pop and dreamy, surf pop guitar tones run throughout her debut album.
Coasting plays off nostalgia but tackles modern issues. On “Vacation” and “Fashion School” she teasingly confronts the wealthy art school scene of the northeast and the self-proclaimed “nice guys” that hang around in that community. She tackles her desperation to break out with the tongue in cheek “Suburban Dream”, and when she croons on “All I Have”, she is devastating and believable. On title track “Coasting”, she is outlining her determination to keep it together mentally while being part of a family that is struggling to cope with poverty.
Coasting will be released via Kanine Records on March 13th, 2020. It is available for preorder here.
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March 2 – Toms River, NJ @ The Clubhouse
March 4 – Athens, GA @ Andy’s house
March 6 – Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover
March 7 – Asheville, NC @ Fleetwoods
March 8 – Thomas, WV @ Gradient Art Space
March 10 – Philly, PA @ Sympathetic Frequency
March 11 – NYC @ Pianos
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