Honeyfitz in the musical moniker of Western Massachusetts highschool dropout, Elihu Jones. Honeyfitz exists between the dreams of a talented songwriter and the reality of life as a late adolescent, spent in his own words, “picking apples, flipping burgers, and washing dishes”. Elihu is set to release his debut album, Old Patterns, next month, and today we’re premiering the video to his new single, In Circles.
Having previously released a pair of EP’s, 2015’s Keep Me Home and 2016’s Admiring The Night, Elihu set out last winter to put together his first full length record. In Elihu’s own words, the eight tracks resulting from those sessions explore, “the competing feelings of loneliness and connectedness that come with early adulthood”.
In Circles, is a fine introduction to the sound of Honeyfitz. The track combines the distinctly America, lo-fi pop sound of acts like Frankie Cosmos or Adult Mom, with a vocal pitched somewhere between Edwyn Collins and The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle. The track builds around a gentle lilting electric guitar, and steady drums beat as Elihu sings wistfully, “paint me into the corners so I can just hang around”. In Circles is a summer anthem for those with no summer plans. A recollection of youthful exuberance paired with the knowledge that those long summer nights will never be the same as they used to be due to the creeping spectre of adulthood. In attempting to capture the spirit of youth, Honeyfitz has tapped into a more intriguing life phase, this is the sound of growing up, even if you never quite meant to.
Old Patterns is out June 9th. Click HERE for more information on Honefitz.