premiere: kenzie may, 'honey'

Let the soulful singer ease you through the sticky situation of love lost.

by Francesca Dunn
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Dec 21 2015, 8:00pm

Born on America's East Coast, Kenzie May moved to London at age 6 and was raised on a musical diet of soul and Motown before starting work on her own sound in her early teens. Home experimentation with guitars, keys and an old 8-track recorder eventually led to sessions with producers and writing with other artists until she finally released her own Skeleton Key EP last year. We're pleased to present the premiere of the album's long-awaited follow-up Honey.

"Honey is a song about a relationship that has reached its climax and the realization that it's in decline," the singer explains. "It's one of the more honest songs I've written in recent times. It tells a story that's become familiar; falling in and out of love, trying to save something that may not be worth it anymore, only to make it worse. This is the stripped down version, recorded live at a friend's warehouse in LA. We did it in one take and there's a pretty gnarly video we filmed of the performance that's coming in the new year." What a sweet sign of things to come in 2016.

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