honeyhands – Silhouettes / Alibis

"Silhouettes" and "Alibis" stand out for their juxtaposition of different genres, creating a space and sonority of their own.

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Make way for honeyhands who wrote, recorded and produced this double single release by himself, in his “bedroom studio in southern Germany“. September 10th marked the day honeyhands released a double feature containing “Silhouettes” and “Alibis“, both mixed and mastered by Maddy Ciampa.

According to honeyhands, “Silhouettes” and “Alibis” are “about the state of not being able to express your thoughts and having trouble explaining yourself“. These lo-fi pop tunes stand out for their juxtaposition of different genres, creating a space and sonority of their own. Their upbeat, light and airy feel just contribute to putting a smile on your face even before you realize how the lyrics may be quite relatable.

Silhouettes” is the first half of this double feature and it plays with rhythm and uneven build progression to keep you in a dancing mood, while not knowing what comes next. This change in pace is happening as the artist specifically explores the intricacies that come along with trying to “[tell] a close person something very sincere” and failing to translate thoughts into comprehensible phrases.

Alibis” starts off in a lower tone than “Silhouettes“, but it rapidly shows us honeyhands ability to run up and down those melody scales as he pleases. Similarly to the previous track, this song also plays with changes in pace and rhythms, perhaps even more so. In “Alibis“, honeyhands explores melodic voice and spoken word, almost creating his own alibis who “back up [his] thoughts and emotions” throughout the track.

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