HONOR’s story is one that could only take place in 2015. Discovered by chance after a YouTuber found her lost memory stick and turned to social media to find out who was behind the voice. She quickly caught the attention of the music industry, revealing debut single ‘Never Off’ this year to widespread acclaim. Her breathy electronica is fast gaining her plenty of fans with the video for ‘Never Off’ pushing nearly quarter of a million views. Notion caught up with the songstress to discover her biggest influences and inspirations for her mood board.
What inspires HONOR? See her take on the Notion Mood board
HONOR: I’ve always loved this painting… Vermeer, in general, gives me a sense of intimacy and it always feels like it’s more about the things that are not being said rather than the other way around. When I was 14, I ripped the page of this painting from an art book that we had in school, and I used to carry it around everywhere and jot quotes and thoughts on the back of the page. The paper eventually was so ruined I had to sellotape it and hang it on the wall.
HONOR: Even though it’s not exactly horror, this movie scared me witless! I remember deciding to watch it on telly one late night thinking it would be some kind of old romantic tale… silly me. But no matter how scary it was, I was so pleased to have stumbled upon such a beautiful work of art, and the soundtrack is simply amazing. This movie always reminds me how you can still experience something good even when you are in a bad place and you see no way out.
HONOR: This is simply the best vademecum for those with a fragile heart.
HONOR: Michel Gondry is simply one of my favourite directors. Whenever I used to watch one of his movies I always dreamt (and still do) of writing the soundtrack. I even used to mute some of the scenes and play along with my piano, trying to create the perfect atmosphere. A girl can dream right?
HONOR: What’s not to love about Brigitte Bardot? She inspired some of the greatest artists and most of all she belongs to an era where imperfection wasn’t so scary, people weren’t so obsessed with perfection, before all the photoshopping and the need to appear flawless all the time. She defined her own beauty and she did it so graciously it was inevitable that she became an icon. Flaws are beautiful, even in music
Joan As Police Woman – ‘The Magic’
HONOR: I could listen to this song for ages; it’s one of those tracks that have so many layers, the groove, the melody, the lyrics, the imagery… Every time I listen to it I discover something new and it’s like a series of little secrets that the song is whispering to me. Talk about musical goals