Gemma Cockrell
Gemma Cockrell

Music journalist based in Nottingham. If I’m not listening to music, I’m watching Formula 1.

Black Honey announce third album ‘A Fistful of Peaches’ and share new single ‘Heavy’

Black Honey have announced their third studio album ‘A Fistful of Peaches’, which will be released on March 17, 2023, on FoxFive Records.

This announcement comes alongside a brand-new anthemic, grungy single titled ‘Heavy’, which will appear on the album alongside previous singles ‘Charlie Bronson’ and ‘Out of My Mind’.

Lyrically, the new track discusses grief, specifically written about the passing of the band’s fan club founder, who died as a result of Covid-19.

It tackles this difficult topic with reference to Artax’s traumatic death scene in ‘The Neverending Story’.

Izzy B. Phillips said: “We were talking about the weight of grief and the way it holds you down, about the parallels between grief and depression.

“The weight of mental illness and how it brings you a deeper understanding of grief. There’s always a glimmer of light though and I love how ‘Heavy’ has that kind glitter darkness.  

“I talk a bit about the never-ending story as it was my first dialog with death and depression as a child.” 

‘Heavy’ has been released alongside a music video that centres around the themes of trans femininity, directed by and starring Drag Race UK’s Dakota Schiffer.

Previously, the band embraced a nostalgic, sepia-tinged aesthetic on their self-titled 2018 debut as well as 2021’s Top 10-charting follow up ‘Written & Directed’.

But ‘A Fistful of Peaches’ sees the band leaving the safe space of this world they’ve created, opting for something much more revealing and personal.

Izzy suggests, “If the vibe of ‘Written & Directed’ was creating this whole Tarantino world and this safe space of me almost refusing help and saying I was fine, then with this album it’s the opposite.”

Check out ‘Heavy’ here: