Track Review

Liverpool four-piece Honey Motel release ‘Keep It To Yourself’

Honey Motel

Since forming in early 2020, Honey Motel have released a number of singles such as their debut ‘Weekends’, ‘Madeline’, and ‘Morning Affairs’. This gained them national radio plays from the likes of BBC Introducing and XS Manchester who tipped them as ones-to-watch for this year.

Their new single ‘Keep It To Yourself’ begins with a reverberant guitar, easing you into a vocal that effortlessly continues to build a feeling of suspense. Following this is an explosion of anthemic proportions with a distorted vocal to sweep you into a chorus that demands your attention. Adding in a sweeping synth that makes the track have a unique identity, this all goes towards making ‘Keep It To Yourself’ one heck of a track.

I feel the distinct and assured nature that Honey Motel portray. I find this to be a rare quality for a band that is still in its infancy. There’s an understanding of arrangement amongst the production and soundscape that allows expression to shine through. There are so many elements to feel proud of throughout this track. It feels fine-tuned, it feels professional and it sounds radio-ready.

If I had to use one word to describe ‘Keep It To Yourself’ then it would have to be ‘complete’. Although one word alone does no justice to just how phenomenal the band and this track truly are.

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