Honey Moon return with new track ‘If I Could Only Dream’
London jangle-pop crooners Honey Moon stomp into 2019 with new single If I Could Only Dream. It’s the first jangly slice of sound the quintet have delivered since last year’s acclaimed Four More From… EP, which drew fans from tastemaker tomes DIY and DORK magazine to BBC 6 Music and legendary cratedigger Elton John.
Distilling their trademark doo-wop sound to first principles on the new single, Honey Moon capture snatched moments of 50s/60s jukebox culture. Bright, plucky 50’s sounding guitars, lively baselines and poppy drums carry the song as a confident and direct strut through the ballroom, whilst vocalist Jack Slater Chandler serenades with a commanding quiver.
As Jack posits: “’If I Could Only Dream’ is about change, transition and wishful thinking. It’s about trying to right some wrongs. Sounds quite corny for someone in their mid-twenties but it was written during a cycle of change in my life that needed documenting in some way, and ended up in a sweet ditty. A sunny little pop song – one for the tried and tested mooner.”
The months between the last release and this return have been busy for the lovelorn boys. Support tours with label mates Her’s as well as fellow retro dreamers FUR have kept them on the road, before burying their heads in mixing desks and vintage equipment at The Nave studio in Leeds, with producer Alex Greaves (Working Men’s Club, The Orielles, Heavy Lungs).