Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Brighton songstress Honey Mooncie goes for 'Checkmate'
Words: Sam Geary
Brighton-based Honey Mooncie may only be 18-years-old, but is already something of a veteran, having begun writing songs at the tender age of eleven.
New single 'Checkmate' (released on April 3 through frtyfve) follows last year's debut single, 'Should've Been You' - which received over 100k online streams - and 'Nice To Have A Break'.
On the r&b-influenced track she melds subtle beats with fuzzy guitars and a pop nuance, along with her alluring, sweet vocal to make for one foot-tapping, catchy tune.
"The vibe for this track sort of came out of nowhere: the disco influences definitely weren’t intentional at first," she says. "We didn’t put any pressure on this song and let it grow naturally but as the song developed we took influence from the new Mark Ronson album with tracks like ‘late night feelings’. It’s about seeing your friend in a relationship that isn’t particularly good for them and them not being able to see it as they’re so taken by this person."