By: Remington Fioraso
Album: Covers: Volume One
Download link: https://honeyrose.bandcamp.com/
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.
Hi Everyone! My name is Remington Fioraso. I am a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Bachelor of Arts program in Sociology, Anthropology, and Media and Communication Studies. Within my program, I focused on social media, learning about contemporary and classical sociological theory (Including Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Durkheim), and communicating effectively in various modes and for different audiences (including oral communication, business communication, academic writing, entertainment media, and presentations utilizing visual media). Within my program, the question arose for many courses, “What is the relevance in the real world?” Stepping (temporarily) away from being in university, I gained an interest in Latin American development, social movements, and business. Sooner than later, I will be applying for post-grad programs to dive further into LA development and social movements to gain a theory-background in addition to a personal perspective onto the topics. In my free time, I love to travel, consume media, eat, listen to music, and write. Listening to music and writing led to my interest in working with Canadian Beats! I have been a part of the team since April 2014. A few of my personal highlights of interviews include ones with some of my favourite artists – Sumo Cyco, Madeline Merlo, and High Valley. Be sure to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!