“The rising singer-songwriter making elegantly sad pop to break your heart” – NME

An amazing surprise for me today – NME included me in THE NME 100! I am so delighted, elated, just over the moon! 49729321_10156933392945912_1651424258275934208_o49329092_10156933392885912_1644972040576303104_o49344592_10156933392740912_8709521878978396160_o

text reads:

From: London, UK
Sounds like: Music made to stare out to sea from the windy coasts of Britain to
For fans of: Lana Del Rey, Fleetwood Mac, Alexandra Savior
USP: A sigh that feels like it weighs a tonne, but only serves to make her songs more magical.
Why you’re going to love them: Honey Gentry knows how to craft a song for those days when you can barely lift your head off the pillow – lethargic but beautiful and poised in its misery. That all she needs is her emotive voice and barely more than a guitar to make you feel at one with her marks her out as someone very special.
Key track: ‘Bleed, Honey’

 

check out the whole list here: https://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-radar/the-nme-100-essential-new-artists-for-2019-2426835

welcome to 2019 with Aphrodite

hello and welcome, 2019!

i hope this is a fruitful year. 2018 was a great year in many ways, but it was full of near-misses and longing, for me… hopefully this year is one that manifests some tangible results from all the work i put in… please cross your fingers for me!

i wrote this song in mid-December, the lyrics came to me very easily, which always gives me positive feelings towards a song… i hope you like it.

you can download it (and read the lyrics) here on bandcamp:

Moonlight EP ♡ out now!

I have waited over two years to be able to say that my EP is out now! 

I hope you enjoy in the sunlight, in the moonlight; alone, or with others.

 

 

This has been such a long time coming. Thank you for encouraging me.

See you for the next one.

Love forever,
h.g.

P.s. be sure to pick up a handmade CD if you want a physical copy! Head over to bandcamp for more information.

 

Heaven, California ♡ out now!

 

 

Check out the video via MermaidMotel  and stream on spotify below! You can also purchase directly from me at bandcamp!

 

 

This song was such a long time coming, I first wrote it back in September 2016, we worked on it for a year and finally recorded it in February 2018!

All guitars on the track performed by Ruben Elbrond-Palmer.
Recorded at Resident Studios, engineered by Caradog Jones; mastered by Pete Maher.
Lyrics written and performed by Honey Gentry

Check out these snaps from the recording of the Moonlight EP

 

In other news here are a couple of previews that I shared on instagram recently:

HONEYDEW PREVIEW 💕

 

U guys here on instagram are probably gonna hear this whole EP before it’s even released lol that’s ok w me cus u guys are the nicest anyway this is a bit from Honeydew, the most stripped back song on the EP. The whole EP features only guitar and vocals but often layered up. On this track it’s only one track for each (and then a little backing vocals on the chorus obvs what’s a Honey Gentry song without 100 layers of vocals lol) it didn’t feel right to put much more than that on this song. This was the first song I wrote when I realised I was moving in a new direction lyrically, from my old work, and hence why I eventually changed my name. So whilst it’s a very simple little song it means a lot to me personally. My dreams feel very very very far away and unreal sometimes, but then again, so does my past. This song connects me to both… #honeydew #music #singer #songwriter #sunflowers

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HEAVEN, CALIFORNIA PREVIEW

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BLEED, HONEY PREVIEW

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ANGEL, HONEY PREVIEW

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Don’t forget to follow my SPOTIFY profile so that you are instantly notified when the EP drops and you can stream straight away!!

listen to what your heart says…

January has been a long month! I can’t be the only one who feels it. Bookended by full moons, it’s a month of cosmic cleansing and intention setting for the year ahead… with that in mind:

I had a great time today performing my acoustic set for Bark at the Gladstone Arms in Borough. I’ve never played at this venue before and I loved it. So intimate and, for a small venue, packed with respectful audience – what more can a little singer want?! I haven’t performed live since September at Always the Sun Festival, so I was expecting to be a little rusty to say the least! but the set went well.

Ruben and I are heading into the studio next weekend to start work on the Moonlight EP, it’s been such a wonderful process shaping these tracks into what they are becoming, the year-long work has been so worth it! i can’t wait to share the EP finally.

I also opened the year with a new demo, Desire, which you can hear below!

in preparation for the upcoming EP, i have been reflecting a lot on the path i have been walking since 2015, when i decided that i was going to “pursue” music (that is, start telling people I was a musician and actually releasing my own music! i had been uploading covers online since about 2010 but i would never tell anyone and would never dream of sharing an original!). in that time, i worked and released music under my own name, self-releasing two EPs. i had never felt fully right performing under my own name… it felt weird to introduce myself on stage… it always felt like a placeholder. but then in 2016, honey gentry was born.

the first two tracks i shared online were covers: house of the rising sun, and go with the flow. i’ve finally shared them as an EP available for download on bandcamp!

and the rest, as they say, is history!

all my love,
h.g.