Sydney-based singer/songwriter Sammy Honeysett is on the cusp of dropping her debut EP, Queen of Wands. We are thrilled today to have the premiere of the lead single, “I C UR LIPS”.
The percussive beats and swelling basslines lay the groundwork for what’s to come. Honeysett’s vocals show great restraint, dialling back the volume before delivering a fiery crescendo. I got a flashback to vintage Elastica listening to this.
Fans of more contemporary artists such as Ali Barter and Maddy Jane should find plenty to love here.
Despite the internal rage she is feeling, Honeysett sings this with a voice that is more constrained than cutting. It’s a tantalising mix of ice and fire. The bass lines add mood, and guitars rip with emotion.
Honeysett explains the meaning of the song: “I remember when I started off the song, I was reading break up messages and helping my girlfriend through it and I just remember her saying ‘I just don’t get how they could be so cold!’ and it started, it hit me. I knew what she was talking about through experience and went home with this angry feeling about the situation and poured it into this song.”
To celebrate the release of “I C UR LIPS”, Sammy will be playing a launch party tonight, 11th March 2021, at Waywards in Newtown. There is an early and a late show. Ticket links are below.
“I C UR LIPS was produced by Jack Nigro (Julia Jacklin, Middle Kids, DMA’s), and it was mastered by Darren Ziesing (Rufus Du Sol).
Have a listen to “I C UR LIPS” before its release on Friday, 12th March 2021.