San Holo and Broods’ heavily hyped collaboration “Honest” is finally out, and it’s honestly incredible.
A few weeks ago, San Holo began sharing a fan videos of an epic track he’s been dropping on his final album1 European tour. The clips immediately caught fans attention, and they quickly rose to San’s challenge to secure the track’s release this month. As it turns out, San first penned the collaboration with New Zealand electro-pop group Broods nearly three years ago, patiently waiting for the perfect moment for “Honest” to see the light of day. Today is finally that day, my friends, and it’s well worth the wait.
“Honest” explores the idea of approaching relationships as your authentic self, with Broods lead vocalist Georgia Josiena Nott lending her warm vocals and perspective on the track. Summing up the theme of the track, San explains,
“Honest is a song I wrote a few years back about being honest in every aspect of your life. It delves into the idea of being as genuine as possible when you meet someone, even if nothing comes of it. I would rather be transparent from the start than create a false of who I am or what I expect.”-San Holo
Intermixing synth stabs with Georgia’s powerful vocals in the pre-chorus, San quickly spins the pop-centric verses into a stadium-sized drop. Massive percussion and the track’s memorable lead and hook deliver an addicting burst of energy. Amid the track’s undeniable pop influence, San Holo still delivers a delicate bridge with scratching vocals and warbling synths, reminiscent of many warm album1 moments.
“Honest” follows San Holo’s thrilling announcement of his first live-band show with Manila Killa and Slow Magic at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on March 21st. Full information and tickets are available here.
Check out the new single “Honest” out now via Astralwerks along with the vibrant Mason Thorne-directed music video below!
Featured photo courtesy of artist by Dolly Ave