Honeyblood’s beginnings start in 2012 with two musicians performing as a duo. Shona McVicar and Stina Tweeddale met at the same concert their bands were both performing. Two years later, McVicar splits with the band and is replaced by another musician, Cat Myers, who is later involved in Honeyblood’s self-titled album and their 2nd studio album. In 2019, it is announced that Honeyblood will be continuing as a solo project with Stina Tweeddale as the face of the moniker. With an investment of 7 years into Honeyblood, Tweeddale takes over to sustain her dreams of writing and playing her own music.
In February, Honeyblood’s 3rd studio album, In Plain Sight, becomes available for pre-order. This album will be marked as the first project since Honeyblood’s solo announcement. The artist has gifted fans with three singles from the album so far. Her recent release, “She’s a Nightmare” is a haunting nightmare describing the relationship between Tweeddale and a shadow that terrorizes her. “She’s a Nightmare” is heavily influenced from Tweeddale’s horrifying dreams and her spooky visitor who would continuously frighten the singer.
After months of touring my last album Babes Never Die, I finally came home to rest and developed increasingly vivid and frightening night terrors. At one point they were a weekly occurrence — the same figure would visit me each time hell-bent on either strangling or just plain scaring me to death! After learning much more about how night terrors are manifested, I was intrigued to learn that the brain cannot conjure a face out of nothing. The woman who visits me in my dreams was a real person I have seen while I’ve been awake. I wrote “She’s A Nightmare” about our strange relationship and however frightening, I am absolutely captivated by her. Via Stereogram
Honeyblood’s accompanied visual is just as scary as the shadow being described in the song. The eerie set design and Honeyblood’s witch-like appearance establishes a chilly mood. Contortionists are seen in the background performing supernatural movements by bending their backs, arms, and legs to illustrate the haunting woman.
Below you can watch Honeyblood’s single, “She’s a Nightmare”. In Plain Sight is out on May 24th!
Honeyblood will headline The Echo on April 23rd with local artists, Ariel View and Janelane. Tickets here.