Review – Honey Rose

By: Remington Fioraso

Album: Covers: Volume One
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Genre: Country/Folk
Release Date: September 8, 2014

From Victoria, British Columbia, Honey Rose is a duo formed by Hawk and Steel’s Peter Gardner and folk singer-songwriter Sydney Batters earlier this year. Their first release as a duo is a collection of covers that include the pair’s take on them. The EP entitled “Covers: Volume 1” contains five reimagined tracks from the original versions. It was released on September 8, 2014 via Bandcamp.

The thing that stood out for me the most was the album is quite authentic. It is not massively produced or manufactured, it has a raw sound. The thing I found interesting about the EP was it was solely recorded by Gardner with one microphone. However, it still feels like a studio album.

The collaboration itself is a ‘win.’ The vocals are good, and the duo are simply having fun with the music. My favourite track on “Covers: Volume” by Honey Rose is “Ring of Fire.” I am looking forward to hearing original songs from Honey Rose in the future. I recommend checking out their Bandcamp page to pick up the album.

Rating: 4/5

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