The Forum – Honeypace
Passionate and irresistibly catchy indie-rock gets not only made in Manchester or New York but in Florida too, as The Forum are proof. The trio’s newest single, “Honeypace” ebbs and flows on a brilliant bed of lush synths and stellar guitar work, held together by the charismatic vocals of frontman Michael Higgins. We asked Michael to provide us with some background to “Honepace,” and he kindly offers the following insight:
Every song has an interesting process but this one was probably our most unique yet. We started with kinda a half-song that we took to the studio, optimistic that we’d figure it out along the way. It wasn’t until 2 months after our studio sessions that Jake and I really sat down and fleshed out the rest of the work. Producing by ourselves was new to us, and it brought a pressure that was thrilling. It started and ended in my apartment – Nick and I wrote the initial chime-like guitars last winter in my room, and Jake and I finished it there this summer. We leaned heavily into the influences that helped us start the song – 80s pop, mainly. It still has that signature feel of ours we think, so we’re excited to see what our friends and supporters think when we release it and take it on the road.
Well done, I love it, and hopefully, the road leads The Forum up northeast soon too!
Listen to “Honeypace,” our Song Pick of the Day:
Photo Credit: Amanda Laferriere