Sunday Honey pair summery production with blistering lyricism on new single On My Mind
Sunday Honey have today (March 2) shared On My Mind, a blissful middle finger to manipulative people that serves as the Victorian band’s third-ever single. Atop spacey production and rhythmic guitar strums, Sunday Honey lead singer Elliott Willis relishes in a person whose “come back down to earth,” singing in syrupy vocals of the inescapability of a particular muse who has riddled him with “hate on [his] mind.”
Later, Willis’ harmonies make way for an instrumental break, where remaining bandmates Fox DeRoche, Max Hilli and Callum Johnson combine efforts for a euphoric bridge that carries the track’s throughline guitar melody. Speaking of the inspiration behind On My Mind in a press statement, Sunday Honey said the single is about “manipulative people and people who pretend who they actually are in order to draw others into a false sense of security.”
They continued: “All 4 of us over the years have experienced this whether from a romantic partner or a friend.” On My Mind was mixed and produced by DeRoche, with guitar courtesy of Johnson and bassist Hilli. The lyricism in savouring in someone’s well-deserved demise belies what is an otherwise blissful and summery tune, with airy vocal melodies and an all-too-rare fade out by the song’s end. Scroll down to listen to Sunday Honey’s new single On My Mind.
On My Mind marks the third single release from the quintet, who made their debut with the 2022 track Old Mate Bill. Sunday Honey followed that last November with sophomore effort seven five zero, in between a handful of gigs at Melbourne venues like Cherry Bar, Evelyn Hotel and a sold out show at Hotel Esplanade. Elsewhere, they performed at Victoria’s Music In The Park festival as part of a lineup that also included Tones & I, Illy and more.
Next month, the band will take to the stage at Mornington Peninsula’s Coastal Jam festival alongside the likes of Spacey Jane, Hockey Dad and Ziggy Alberts. Sunday Honey will celebrate the release of On My Mind with a single launch event at Stay Gold in Melbourne on March 24, with support from Divers and Pretty Moi. It’s a portfolio perhaps more suited to a band ten years their senior, but with three stellar singles to their name and plenty more material in the wings, Sunday Honey show no signs of slowing down.