Five months and seven million streams later, Honors returns with a visual representation of their highly-acclaimed debut single, “Over.” With an already-established alternative R&B sound and engaging visual aesthetic, the Toronto-based four-piece is clearly off to a promising start.
In the “Over” music video, we are immersed in the story of two seemingly-lost souls as they maneuver through the beautifully chaotic city of Tokyo, Japan. Experiencing feelings ranging from loneliness, to drug-induced highs, to curious exploration and ultimately a tragically flawed romance, the cinematic ebbs and flows of the track draw us in for the whole journey. The video was directed by Kid. Studio, who has produced content for the The Weeknd, Big Sean, 6lack, Majid Jordan, and Roy Wood.
The band gave us more background on the inspiration behind the visual narrative,
We were excited about the idea of shooting in Tokyo. Cinematically it’s such a beautiful city, and there’s something innately sad and lonely about the isolation that comes with being in a foreign place that is physically so chaotic and busy.
When Kid. studios told us they had met a couple while on location, we were inspired by their story, and immediately changed our focus. Laura had moved to Japan from Brazil to model, and had experienced this isolation until she met and fell in love with Gabriel. However, by virtue of their love, they remain outsiders in Japan based on what is culturally accepted.
We felt strongly about having the ability to showcase love of all types, even when it ends in heartbreak. Love, is love, is love, and the loss of it is always tragic.
Honors will bring their dynamic presence on the road this summer, with headlining performances in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, plus festival appearances at Bonanza and Bumbershoot. See more details below and tickets here.
June 12 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Baby’s All Right
June 14 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Echo
June 23-25 /// Heber City, UT /// Bonanza Festival
September 1-September 3 /// Seattle, WA /// Bumbershoot