Soul food

Honeysuckle “Gaslight”

Starting with a heavy, yet simple melody, this song immediately pulls listeners in. The female singing is passionate, yet calming. The chorus brings on another vocalist and harmonies that play beautifully with the dynamic of the song. Mid way through, the bridge comes alive with more intense guitar playing. This is the type of song you’d listen to in a wide field, in the warmth of summer. The acoustic, folk tune is brought to life with vibrant melodies. Towards the end, the song quickly grows in energy and spirit before finishing in a way that leaves listeners wanting more.

Comprised of Holly McGarry, Benjamin Burns, and Chris Bloniarz, this Boston based band can frequently be found performing across the country, playing alongside bands like Del and Dawg, The David Grisman Sextet, The Ballroom Thieves, Boy & Bear, Kitchen Dwellers, Hawktail, The Western Den, John Craigie, Damn Tall Buildings, and others. Honeysuckle has performed an Audiotree session and at Newport Folk Festival, Lollapalooza, Mountain Jam and CMJ, was chosen as a Converse Rubber Tracks artist, and has been nominated for Best Folk Artist of the Year, and Best Americana Artist of the Year four years in a row at the annual Boston Music Awards. In 2018 they won Best Folk Artist of the Year at the Boston Music Awards. They were also put in the Top 10 bands of 2016 So Far list compiled by NPR.

Honeysuckle released their sophomore album, “Catacombs” in late 2017. They also have two previous titles: “Honeysuckle” (full length 2016) and “Arrows” (EP 2015). They’re beginning work on their 3rd full-length album early 2019.

 

“Gaslight” is a warm and tuneful track perfectly fit for the summer. The track will be the second single off of the band’s upcoming album “Firestarter” expected out early this summer.

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