Interview: Oh Honey Make You "Wish" for More of their Music ASAP
Wed, 08 Apr 2015 20:32:24
Oh Honey’s Mitchy Collins and Danielle Bouchard broke down their new Wish You Were Here EP with us in this exclusive interview. The Brooklyn folk pop duo return with a delicately catchy and lush collection of new music that’s instantly unforgettable. It showcases their knack for lithe hooks and delightful melodies, but it also boasts an honesty that’s as ponderous as it is powerful. It makes you want to hear more music from the duo immediately.
Read on for more with Mitchy and Danielle…
The Wish You Were Here EP really shows every facet of the group.
Mitchy: We like to think we dug a bit deeper on a few of these songs and got a bit more real. We got a bit Oh Honey.
That shines through on “Can’t Rain Forever.” Where was that coming from?
Mitchy: That title has been kicked around for a minute since we started the band. When people ask us what our beliefs or daily mantras are, one of mine has always been, “It can’t rain forever.” Bad days are going to flood over, and eventually a good one is going to come and change everything. That made its way into a song, and it finally wrote itself.
Was the music composed around the vibe of those words?
Mitchy: Yeah, we were just in the studio. I started playing that intro guitar lick. We were kicking around some words and melodies. That first lyric, “Storms cause the flowers that bloom,” came out. That just set the tone for everything. It captured everything that was in our heads, and the song really did write itself.
What’s the story behind “Compass?”
Danielle: We’ve been out on the road for so long. Last year, we were touring for nine or ten months out of the year. It gets tough. When you’re touring like that, it can be difficult to maintain relationships with family and friends. That song is about maintaining love despite distance. We believe the people we love are holding us. You maintain love across that distance.
So the people you love are like that “Compass?”
Danielle: Yeah, you’re a compass for someone else, and he or she is also a compass for you. Whenever you’re feeling a little bit shaky or lost, you want to have someone in your life who can hold on to you and lead you in the right direction. They make you feel grounded. That’s where that came from.