Blue Honey is a duet comprised of Troy Brooks and Kassie Jordan; on these tracks, fans will be given a peek into an act that has a tremendous amount of potential. Hurts Just The Same succeeds due to passionate vocals and an instrumentation that immediately draws listeners in to the effort. There are significant nods to country, alternative rock, and pop in a fashion that makes Blue Honey an easy shoo-in for crossover rotation. We were particularly large fans of the one-two vocal punch between the duo. There is a unified sound that is created during Hurts Just The Same that hasn’t been heard in music since Don Henley and Stevie Nicks released their timeless Leather and Lace. The track is given an epic, reverberating sound through the contributions of a sizzling guitar, a deeply emotive piano, and bombastic drums. The track is fun, intense, and will stand up to repeat spins.
Angels Come Home is the second half of this EP, and it immediately comes forth with a hint of psychedelic keys and a dusty, earnest guitar line that gives Troy’s vocals further highlighting. The instrumental side of things has a greater focus; the dynamic between the arrangements and Troy/Kassie’s vocals pushes each to an entirely higher plateau. The rising and falling of Angels Come Home will keep fans on the edges of their seats until the concluding notes. Listeners will be singing along with the chorus.
Few artists are able to express themselves so well over the course of two tracks, but fans will have a good idea about the influences and styles that have colored Troy and Kassie’s unique form of performance. For additional information about Blue Honey, check out their Soundcloud and main social media profiles.
Top Track: Hurts Just The Same