‘Motions’ is the new single from Bad Honey (fka LVNA), and the first taste of a forthcoming EP under their new moniker. Based in South East London, the duo (Lydia Clowes & Teresa Origone) have already garnered strong international support for the dreamy, electronic soul of their debut EP, ‘In Limerence’. With standout track, ‘Windows’ making its way onto Spotify’s New Music Friday in the UK and Portugal, Bad Honey also took a spot on Fresh Finds, which pushed them into the top 10 of the UK Viral 50. ‘Motions’ sees the band exploring new textures as their delicate harmonies swirl above disco-infused rhythms and gritty synths. Having previously performed at The Roundhouse, The Jazz Cafe and Omeara, playing shows with Little Simz and GoGo Penguin, Bad Honey are set to return to the live circuit this April at London’s Paper Dress Vintage, for their EP launch.
The new single is ‘about growing up and giving yourself time to learn’, rather than questioning all of your past decisions. Mirroring the inner conflict conjured by this moment of reflection, the uncertainty of a free tempo in the opening moments is juxtaposed with a hypnotically endless recording of a ping pong ball rolling around a pot. ‘Motions’, and the rest of the 5 track EP, were recorded with producer Count Counsellor during a trip to Family Day Recordings on the small Norwegian Island of Søndre Sandøy, providing endless inspiration in the serenity of the surrounding lakes and forests. Deceptively minimal, the stripped back arrangement allows Lydia’s dulcet vocal to truly envelop the listener, blending her sleepy lullabies with the fervent keys underpinning the track.