U.K.-based electro-soul duo, HONNE, successfully released their sophomore album, Love Me/Love Me Not, last yearthat features contributions from a diverse cast of collaborators, ranging from Tom Misch, Anna of the North, Nana Rogues (who produced Drake’s ‘Passionfruit’) and Georgia. The band’s name (“Honne” meaning your true feelings, those you keep to yourself), the name of their early record label (“Tatemae”, which reflects what you display in public), plus the fact that this dichotomy between an online persona and actual reality is described as starker since when they first started making music. “Those two sides have been rooted in us from the beginning, but now is the first time we’ve truly demonstrated it,” says HONNE, “One doesn’t exist without the other, and so this time these songs have to be there together. A lot of films and TV shows either explore the good or bad, but we wanted to show a balance and the grey space.” HONNE recently wrapped up a North American headlning tour and will head out to play festivals worldwide including Lollapalooza in both Stocklholm, Sweden and in Chicago, Illinois in the U.S.
B-Sides met up with HONNE during their first headlining performance in South Florida to talk about their latest album, how Chris Martin got involved in the re-recording of “Someone That Loves You”, working with RM of BTS and more. Check out the interview-