HONNE – FHKD feat. Kill J
HONNE have released a special collaborative version of ‘FHKD’ with KILL J, the original of which closes their critically-acclaimed debut album ‘Warm On A Cold Night’ (out now via Atlantic Records). Following a breakout festival run and sold-out shows across Europe and the US, an extensive worldwide tour is on sale now (including London’s Roundhouse on October 28th). Details of HONNE’s next official single will follow soon.
Describing the collaboration with KILL J, HONNE write: ‘FHKD is one of our favourite tracks on the album and we always thought it would be good to get a feature on it. KILL J’s voice is so unique and interesting and we felt it was the perfect match for what is one of our more electronic/dance orientated tracks. She’s added a really fresh flavour to this track.’
HONNE’s universal, positive portraits of twenty-first century romance have quickly won them a broad global audience: both parallel to – and a stark reaction against – the sometimes-brutal modern dating climate (“we were terrible at being single,” the band say now). Released this summer, ‘Warm On A Cold Night’ is a record where expressing feelings may not come naturally, but nonetheless strives for real love in the digital age.
HONNE are singer Andy and multi-instrumentalist James, who first bonded over their shared upbringing in South-West England; then, the more evocative, US West Coast grooves of their record collections, and a mutual fascination with Japan. During a midnight re-watching of ‘Lost in Translation’, it became apparent that this sense of a partner at a loose end – of wandering through a strange environment, and struggling to convey what you mean – was just as relevant to their lives off-screen. When James found the word ‘Honne’ later on (a Japanese phrase meaning ‘true feelings’), the boys knew it was theirs. The first song HONNE ever finished, ‘Warm On A Cold Night’, now titles their stunning debut album. And between the millions of stream and sell-out shows since then, the soulful duo have carved out an instantly-identifiable sound all of their own.