Following on from recent single Beaches, Black Honey have recently returned with their second single of the year titled Run For Cover. On Friday, the four piece have dropped a brand new video for the track. Watch and listen below.
The video feels like an homage to their much missed ferocious live shows. Commenting on the video, frontwoman Izzy says:
I wanted to explore the 3 different people inside me. A vulnerable character a boss character and a wild unhinged character. I think I can have all of these qualities and still be a woman. I wanted to explore something that pushes the binary expectation of femininity.
Like most of us, the four piece spent most of 2020 in lockdown before making a triumphant return in August with Beaches. Yesterday night, the follow-up single Run For Cover was premiered on Radio. The track was written with friend Mike Kerr of Royal Blood, with whom the Izzy B. Phillips fronted band were on tour in 2019.
Run For Cover probably is Black Honey’s heaviest track today with an undeniable Royal Blood influence. Never mincing matters, frontwoman Izzy speaks up about sex and female empowerment in this latest release.
Izzy comments on the meaning behind Run For Cover:
’Run For Cover’ is about the nuances in sex. It’s fun but on a bit of a knife edge of risk and weird. Sex can be clumsy, emotional and complex. There’s so much baggage that it comes with. We wrote the song from a man’s perspective. It felt empowering to flip it to the female gaze. I think I’m exploring both power and my weakness in equal measure… I hope it makes women find themselves and dump their boyfriends.
This week also saw the band to play their first ever ‘socially distanced’ gig in Walthamstow where they showcased some of the new material for album number two, which is currently in the making. Black Honey’s self-titled debut album was released in 2018 to critical acclaim and was awarded album of the year by Indie Is Not A Genre.
Run For Cover is available to stream and download now.