You’d think HONNE and Izzy Bizu were veteran collaborators, and rightfully so. “Someone That Loves You” has given us listeners a natural and sensual blend of soul and electronica.
You can sense some reclusiveness in their lyrics, a quiet destruction amplified by the smooth and haunting vocals of Izzy and Andy. It’s quite a stray from HONNE’s more sexual tracks, like “Warm On A Cold Night” and “All In The Value.”
HONNE comprises of Andy and James, both of whom write and produce their music. Their sound can be summed up as innovative, an electronic take on soul and sexual R&B. They aren’t just all about lovemaking though. Their songs highlight things like love, regret, and heartbreak in quite a conversational way.
Their synth-heavy, electronic tunes allow us a temporary escape from our largely cynical world. “Someone That Loves You” is exactly that. The track projects a sullen mood that gives us reasons to be sad and yet somehow leaves us content. It’s like we’ve drunk ourselves into a blissful daze, however ignorant that contentedness is.
The lyrics themselves convey a sort of push and pull relationship filled with much blame for the other, though it’s more of a one-way relationship. You can hear it in the chorus, “Don’t touch me. Boy I want you…You have someone that loves you…And I’m patient. I’m deluded.” The track hones in on the commonalities of the wily amalgamations of love and manipulation. No one and everyone is right.
It’s an honest track that I’ve come to really enjoy and appreciate.
HONNE also posted a brief letter on their Facebook page about their lyrical collaboration with Izzy Bizu, mentioning their excitement in “getting the chance to work with other creative, like-minded people.”
You can check out “Someone That Loves You” below: