Honors Release Debut Album 'Feel Better'
Today, Honors release their debut full-length album Feel Better, a record that pulses with a vulnerable heartbeat and the sound of an alternative R&B symphony, infused with electronic elements, and trap drums.
For Honors, it's been a long, winding road that led to this project. The members have been playing together in various bands since they were 12 years old.
When their initial project split up, lead vocalist Patrick Gillett fell into a deep depression, and life threatening substance abuse. It was the other members of the band who literally broke into his apartment after he had stopped communicating, and found him unresponsive, and in need of emergency assistance.
Tyler Armes (keys) took Patrick to Los Angeles in order to seek treatment, and be his protector, staying around the clock to help ensure his sobriety. It was in that time period, they began writing the songs that appear on Feel Better as a way of coping with their disappointment in their collective failures, and to act as a point of motivation to continue to pursue their shared dream. That message, and those themes resonate throughout the album, and is really the story behind Feel Better.
Honors hope that by sharing their story in a an open and honest way, that it will inspire listeners to look for the light in hard times and fight for success.
The new album features recent hits "Compromise", title-track "Feel Better", fan favorite "Valleys", and the #1 Global Viral Spotify chart hit "Over". "Feel Better" was featured on Spotify's New Music Friday, Apple's Best Of The Week, and playlists from Complex Magazine and CloudKid.
Honors' sound has been described as "dazzling alternative R&B full of superb vocal harmonies" (Huffington Post). Originally from Toronto, they divide time between home and Los Angeles. Before the founding of Honors, its members have collaborated with everyone from Timbaland to Boi 1da, Illangelo, and Ludwig Goransson.