I’m a huge fan of Sophie Meiers’ work – much like industry contemporary Ashe, she’s found a wonderful balance between topliner and enthralling solo artist. “Honey” is an impeccable look at those worlds colliding as her vocals soulfully float atop Madnap’s catchy production with a graceful aura that feels suited less for an electronic festival’s main-stage and more for an intimate environment (think the local coffee shop or your nearest beach hangout).
I could even go without hearing this in a communal setting – in fact, I might prefer laying in the grass solo and let the California sun shine down upon my face as a gentle wind blows inward from the coast. There’s a rolling hill off of the 1 near Pepperdine that would be the perfect spot, not only to nap while “Honey” drifts through a pair of headphones, but to sit up and watch waves gradually dissipate into the rocks below. That’s a peaceful moment I’ll aim to experience soon.
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