Emerging Toronto-based band Honors’ song “Over” is out now and continues to receive critical praise—HillyDilly calls it, “colossal-sounding,” while This Song Is Sickproclaims, “The hazy vocals fit in effortlessly with the slow-rolling, stormy production with rumbling bass tones and atmospheric sound design.” Good Music All Day furthers, “The haunting strings and expansive electronic production set a cinematic tone that makes us think of other Toronto breakouts The Weekend, PartyNextDoor and Roy Woods.” Listen/share the track here: prmd.co/over
The track has garnered over 6.5 million streams on Spotify to date and reached #1 on the Global Viral Chart.
Honors has confirmed their first headlining dates at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right and Los Angeles’ The Echo as well as select festival appearances at Bonanza and Bumbershoot.
Honors are an alternative R&B four-piece comprised of multi-instrumentalists, writers and producers. The longtime collaborators have also worked with multiple “OVO” producers including Boi 1da (Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna) and Ludwig Goransson (Childish Gambino).
Lily McQueen has been playing pop music all her life. Pop
music is the language of need—it’s about the highs and lows
of loving and losing set to a backbeat. The best pop music,
whether it’s by Phil Collins (an early influence on McQueen),
Britney, or The Boss gives us enough sugar to make our
aching seem not only worthwhile, but maybe even an ideal
way to live. If we love hard enough and shimmy with enough
hip, someone with wonderful hair is going to take us out of our
waitressing gig and fireworks will ensue forever and ever.
Lily was raised on the music of The Beatles and The Band.
From her youthful soaking in classic rock, she formed an allfemale
country band in college (Bard for those taking notes—
birthplace of Steely Dan) and evolved through inspirations
ranging from Stevie Nicks to NSYNC. After hearing Grimes for
the first time, she had a rebirth in her twenties both blissful
and romantically angsty bringing her one step closer to the
threadbare essence of pop—feelings, and feeling those
feelings so hard it feels like the world might burst.
Citing Max Martin as a muse, Lily McQueen writes and coproduces her own songs in all their anthemic roller rink
soundtrack glory. After a well-received EP (in I-d, and Nylon,
amongst others), McQueen began working on her debut full
length, Electric Love, soon to be released by Concierge
Records. The nine shimmering, effervescent but grounded,
pop tracks were recorded in studios and bedrooms from coast
to coast. The songs fully showcase both McQueen’s song
building craftsmanship and her emotionally resonate artistry.
McQueen knows pop music is folk music is pop music; three
chords and something to need. Each song on Electric Love is
(roughly) three minutes of heartache and bliss--Madonna and
Tom Petty--The perfect soundtrack for inviting your friends
over for a party, dancing the night away, waiting for them to
leave so you can go back to counting the raindrops hit the
window before you fall asleep and dream of whoever it is that
you dream of.