Stark and apocalyptic in its title, the new album from HONNE presents a vision of pop possibility that grapples with future ambitions. With the central production duo remaining as effervescent as ever, HONNE are able to draw on a diverse cast of guests to provide a potent cross-section of pop vitality.
A return to their electronic roots, alt-pop blasters such as ‘What Would You Do?’ and ‘Coming Home’ connect HONNE with international collaborators – the mighty PinK Sweat$ and 88 Rising’s NIKI, respectively. A record shot through with nuance, tracks like ‘Easy On Me’ and ‘Talk To Me’ have an open, emotive edge.
Yet for all their production prowess, the vocals are what lifts HONNE’s latest work to a new dimension. Griff’s stellar turn for ‘Back On Top’ is scintillating, a genuine highlight that allows her character to show through amid their adventurous pop digitalism. Ending with the refulgent ‘Heartsong’, HONNE apply their careful sense of contouring to this potent album project. A record that reaches to the future, ‘Let’s Just Say The World Ended A Week From Now, What Would You Do?’ thrills at the sight of the unknown.
Words: Robin Murray
Dig This? Dig Deeper! Griff, NIKI, PinK Sweat$
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