Originally known as Queue, Brooklyn’s Forever Honey play shimmering, jangly guitar pop. It just makes sense, then, that the music video for “Christian” — the lead single from their upcoming Pre— Mortem High EP — evokes shades of the ’80s with its John Hughes-inspired video. The song’s a great showcase for Aida Mekonnen’s nimble, Johnny Marr-influenced guitar-playing and Liv Price’s dreamy vocals.
While “Christian” is the EP’s poppiest song, the other songs are no slouches, either. I particularly enjoy “Twenty Five,” which blends aggressive riffs and rhythms with subtler guitar textures in a manner not unlike Pure Bathing Culture. And “Where We Are Sometimes” is a slow-burning track that’s a nice exemplar of the band’s own self-description of “jangle-pop, sob-rock.”
Pre-Mortem High will be released on April 24 and can be pre-ordered on Bandcamp.