Black Honey have shared a new track, ‘Run For Cover’, which singer Izzy B. Phillips hopes will inspire women to leave their boyfriends.
Phillips explained of the track: “It’s fun but on a bit of a knife edge of risk and weird. Sex can be clumsy, emotional and complex. There’s so much baggage that it comes with. We wrote the song from a man’s perspective. It felt empowering to flip it to the female gaze” [quotes via The Line Of Best Fit].
She continued: “I think I’m exploring both power and my weakness in equal measure. We wanted it to sound manic – like Hives meets John Travolta, hips swinging. I love this song. I hope it makes women find themselves and dump their boyfriends.”
Black Honey are yet to follow up their self-titled debut album that dropped in 2018.
In a Big Read interview with NME last year, Phillips and her band members criticised media tendency to label the group as “female-fronted”. “Female is not a genre!” she shouted.
“We get labelled a ‘female-fronted band’ as if that’s a genre,” guitarist Chris Ostler added. “What is a female-fronted band? Fuck off! It’s a band. You don’t have a ‘male-fronted band’, do you? You just have a band.”