Chayed Out, D-Man

Honne – Didn’t I

Honne (本音) is Japanese for “true feelings.” It’s also the moniker for British electro-soul duo, James and Andy.

Newcomers to the electronic scene (their first EP was released in 2014) Honne have made quick work, locking in Super Recordings – the same label that launched heavyweights Bondax and AlunaGeorge.

Honne describes their own sound:

“Three points: warm and sensual, late night vibes, serious babymaking sounds.”

And although some of their tracks may reach a Frank Ocean’ish sensuality, it’s their cover of Darondo’s “Didnt I” that’s been on repeat for weeks. It’s a mournful track, relishing in its own anguish – didn’t I do everything to make you stay? 

But despite the notes of despair, “Didn’t I” feels comforting – fulfilling.  Honne bares it all, holds nothing back and brings us something intuitively fresh.


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