Honey Gentry – “Bleed, Honey”
Later this month, Honey Gentry will release what is sure to be a stellar EP in Moonlight. Her vocals are haunting yet vulnerable and they are by far the most intriguing element of her music. Of course the instrumentation adds to the mystique of the track, but it his how she uses her vocals that stands out. The melancholy rivals that of Lana but can also be incredibly droll in spots. Honey Gentry crafts a song in her own way and the result is an intriguing mix of genre and style. She is slowly becoming one of our favorite new artists.
Hurst – “Purple & Green”
This one has a sharp grunge edge to it we love. In the same general area as Bully, the band confidently rock their garage punk flare with authority. From sweet to ferocious, the lyrics of lead singer Ana Veira are sharp and timely, exploring her own mental state. “I admit that I’m very much among the first out there to hide my problems and struggles with mental health,” explains the singer. “ And there’s this war between my heart and head over how I should live my life. The older I get, the more I understand that saving face is unsustainable. Fact is, I’m vulnerable, I’m an unfinished work and just because things don’t line up or make sense, doesn’t mean they never will. I hope this song can mean something to you as it does to me. I hope it can help you project whatever deep emotions and thoughts are percolating in you. I hope it can open doors to be more of who you really are.” The band’s second EP is set for release June 29th, and you are sure to dig it as much as we do.