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Honey Gentry

Sounds likeMazzy Star, Lana Del Rey, Nicole Dollanganger
LocationLondon

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Honey Gentry makes music to daydream to. Described by NME - who included Honey Gentry in the 2019 #NME100 - as “elegantly sad pop to break your heart”, Gentry’s style is soaked with reverb and intrigue. Her debut EP, Moonlight (2018) comprises four tracks all constructed of just vocals and layers of luxurious guitar work courtesy of collaborator Ruben Elbrond-Palmer. Momentum around Gentry has been building online since early 2017, and she continues to attract fans from around the world.

"The rising singer-songwriter making elegantly sad pop to break your heart" - NME, The NME 100: Essential New Artists for 2019

USP: A sigh that feels like it weighs a tonne, but only serves to make her songs more magical.
Why you’re going to love them: Honey Gentry knows how to craft a song for those days when you can barely lift your head off the pillow – lethargic but beautiful and poised in its misery. That all she needs is her emotive voice and barely more than a guitar to make you feel at one with her marks her out as someone very special.
Key track: ‘Bleed, Honey’

"delicious in every way" - comeherefloyd
"dreamily dark... deeply hypnotic" - bristolinstereo

Biography:
I self-released my debut studio EP, Moonlight, on 29 June 2019. The EP was a collaboration between me and Ruben Elbrond-Palmer, who is responsible for the beautiful guitarwork on the tracks. Lyrically, the EP mostly touches on dreams, love, jealousy and devotion.

Prior to writing and recording as Honey Gentry I was putting out music under my real name and self-released two DIY EPs, which were both recorded at home. My early approaches to songwriting were intensely personal and I wanted to take a step back from being so painfully vulnerable, so I started recording under the nom de plume which made me feel, ironically, like I could be more myself.

On my musical journey I have been inspired by a plethora of artists from Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin and Heart via The Pierces, Mazzy Star and Lana Del Rey to My Chemical Romance, Brand New and Nine Inch Nails; I always try to capture something from the music and writing that I have loved throughout my life when I write. The main subjects that inspire to write me are dreams, aspirations, love, nature, the ocean, the city, hope(lessness), freedom/entrapment, therapy, astrology, jealousy, desire, devotion, religion and philosophy. Being alive and living a human experience feels like a privilege and I see writing as a part of that. I'll continue to write for as long as I'm alive.

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