The space inhabited when I first heard of Honne was ‘warm on a cold night’.
Honne is James Hatcher and Andy Clutterback who forms this electronic music duo from the UK. They create alternative, electronic and pop music. I was introduced to their music through a best friend who knew I would like their sound.
本音 – Honne and tatemae is the contrast between one’s true feelings or desires and how they publicly display their opinions and behavior. This is where the duo gets there name from to explain their music as true feelings.
Honne released their first album in 2016 but the tracks that consist of this album were released back in 2014-2015. Their style and sound seem to attract many audiences because how distinct they are. To have a UK group stylize their music to Japanese culture in a alternative-electronic wave is impressive.
Honne is traveling the world and touring this year. They have numerous spots in music festivals across the U.S., Europe, and the U.K.