Honey Harper is both an old and a new project. The songs were written recently but they’ve been around for much longer. They resist temporality and eschew spatial specificity. Whether they were written on a lake in northern Ontario, a haunted hotel room in Atlanta, or in a car at 5AM in east London makes little difference as they all reside within.
Taylor Skye grew up in a family where music was everywhere. The 21-year-old songwriter - perhaps best known to date as one of half of pop duo Jockstrap - can point to parents who were both performers in the West End, an aunt who worked as an opera singer and a brother and sister who are musicians, too, as familial musical ties. Growing up in his family’s Leicestershire home, there were pianos, guitars, violins, trumpets, saxophones and drums everywhere. He tried everything.
After years of playing the piano and going through the traditional grades, Skye started producing at age 11 when his dad brought home a laptop with Logic on it. He quickly became obsessed and would spend every day composing and writing music. “I can’t really think of any specific reason I started writing my own music,” he explains. “I just started one day and then realised that I wanted to do it pretty much all day, every day.”