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Published on October 28th, 2018 | by Jerry Doby

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Introducing New Alt-R&B Band Honors

Back Story – Honors is a Toronto-bred band that divides their time between home and Los Angeles. The freshly-minted alternative R&B group is known for their #1 Global Viral Spotify chart hit “Over” and have been described as “dazzling alternative R&B full of superb vocal harmonies” (Huffington Post) and as artists who “combine trap & indie perfectly” (Run The Trap).

No strangers to the hustle, Honors wrote their forthcoming debut album based on struggles they’ve faced on the way to the top. In an industry packed with success and thirsty hopefuls, they’ve climbed numerous trails to reach their current peak, ten years in the making.

The band members of Honors have been performing together since they were teenagers, and at the age of 21 they were signed to their first major label deal. They immediately went to Miami to work with Timbaland, who was fresh off of global smash albums with Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado. One would assume that this moment would be the ultimate catalyst to their success, but it was not. While the band was in studio, Timbaland abruptly recoiled from the industry and all of their recordings were lost.

Continuing to see success build all around them, the guys decided that their milestones thus far – both the good and the bad – were collectively a badge of honor, and thus with the development of their latest project, they named the band Honors.

Honors are not band mates, they are brothers; rehearsing in the same garage that they met, under a moniker that seeks to defy their collective past, and live up to an ambition seeded a decade ago.

With a history such as this, we HAD to introduce them to you!!! For those that think *ish like this doesn’t happen or that it’s ok to give up on your dream, take heed, intestinal fortitude WILL take you far…

From the outside looking in, who are Honors?

Best friends. Family. A f**king band (which seems like a rarity now).

What brought you to the entertainment industry, music specifically?

It’s all we have ever wanted to do. We have been playing together and performing in various projects since we were kids. We were playing in clubs in Toronto long before we were legally allowed to drink in them.

What do you want people to get from your music?

Feel something.

Tell us about your current project.

“Feel Better” is our debut album. We wrote, recorded and produced it ourselves over the last year, and it’s exactly what we want to put out into the world right now.

For new listeners, what song of yours would you pick as an introduction to you as an band?

“Over” is the first song we wrote as a band, and “Feel Better” is the mission statement for our debut album. They’re good places to start.

Tell us a bit about your work and passions OUTSIDE of music…

Fashion, Films, Food.

Last but not least, HYPE wants to know…What’s your CRAZIEST “Where they do that at?!” aka WTF?! moment…

Recording with Timbaland. Being invited to party with Lil Jon. Getting accosted by Shia Labeouf on a bender in Vancouver.

CONNECT:

Instagram: @honorsmusic

Facebook: @honorsmusic
Twitter: @honorsmusic

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Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, and internationally published arts & entertainment journalist. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture as well as the United States Press Corps.


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