UK’s finest independent rock band Black Honey have released their visceral new single, “Charlie Bronson” today. The track arrives alongside a powerful music video, set in a boxing gym, which depicts the blurred lines between sex and gender that many continue to wrestle with and fight against.
With Izzy Phillips’ lyrics, the song finds her exploring the inner demons we all strive to suppress; the pressure to conform to what society expects of us – as a woman, as a creative, as a performer, as a friend, as a lover. Iz explains, “There’s a personality in my head that feels like Britain’s most notorious prisoner. Sometimes I can’t make sense of anything. It’s a bind of frustration from having to constantly present myself in a way that society accepts. My mind works differently. I say all the wrong things. I hate being ‘ladylike’. I was punished so much for what I know to be my good qualities; a strong minded neurodivergent person who is creative, inquisitive, excitable and in my own universe. I was medicated, my shine dimmed and I began to see how the world rewards women who turn invisible. ‘Charlie Bronson’ is my rage.”
To celebrate the release of new music, Black Honey are packing out Londons’ Omera on August 16th followed by their first time gracing the main stage at Reading & Leeds Festival on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th respectively.