NYC dreampop band Forever Honey share ‘Twenty-Five’

Forever Honey press photo
Photo by Kit Castagne

Forever Honey have shared their new video and single Twenty-Five.

Twenty-Five was a playful take on that first moment you realize you are becoming your parents.  When I first moved to New York, I went without a mirror in my apartment for like 8 months.  It was the first time in a while I didn’t have constant access or the ability to obsessively finesse/fixate on my appearance.  I went home to visit my parents (where mirrors exist,) and one day I caught view of my full body.  I was taken aback – it was like I didn’t recognize myself at first.  I observed widened hips, broadened shoulders, cellulite, a softer frame, new moles, grey hairs.  None of it was bad in any way, but it simply was not the body I remembered seeing last I looked at myself.  Instead, it was the body I grew up seeing on my mom, and that was the first time I’d seen it on me – a mature, conventionally “womanly” form that seems to nurture years of experience.”  – Liv Price (vocals, guitar)

Watch the video for Twenty-Five via YouTube below.

About the video, Liz said, “The music video was shot and directed by Shayan Farooq and Tristan Oliveira over the course of one day at mine and Aida’s apartment.  Because the song was essentially written about my mom, I really wanted her to be a major part of the video.  She’s an extremely creative and charismatic woman who has always inspired me to be authentic.  My aunt, who is another source of strength and humor in my life, is also featured at the very end of the video.

The underlying narrative of the video is about an older woman who is trying to find solace and identity in being alone.  All in all, I wanted the song and the video to highlight something that is still rarely mentioned and beautified in pop culture – and ESPECIALLY in rock music:  women aging.

Forever Honey is the new NYC-based project of Liv Price (vocals, guitar), Aida Mekonnen (guitar, vocals), Steve Vannelli (drums), and Jack McLoughlin (bass.) 

Finding common ground over a love of jangly, guitar-driven pop of the late 80s and harmony-saturated rock of the 60s, the four draw lyrical inspiration from personal experiences and self-reflection. Forever Honey’s debut EP ‘Pre-Mortem High’ is set for an April 24, 2020 release.

‘Pre-Mortem High’ is the band’s personal coming of age story put to music – the sound of girls and boys telling their girls and boys when enough is enough; the moment when sweet nothings whispered in the wee hours become spotlighted by sunlight, revealing holes of truth and promise. 

Written on the heels of the band’s relocation to Brooklyn, this record covers the anxiety of getting older, the thrill and danger of frivolous summer nights, and the pursuit of honesty. Channeling the clever, no-nonsense spirit of 90’s brit pop and the jangly guitars of 80’s new wave, ‘Pre-Mortem High’ is their attempt at capturing the intensity of personal relationships and life in a new city, all within the confines of four songs.

Forever Honey Pre-Mortem High EP cover artwork
EP Artwork by Quin Stone