San Holo has flooded the interim between 2018’s album1 and his eventual next longform outing with sound, and the producer’s latest single, “Honest,” arrives as a kinetic extension of San Holo’s release activity. The successor to “Lost Lately,” San Holo’s last one-off of 2019 which arrived in tandem with a “pure alternative version,” “Honest” shows off the multi-instrumentalist’s penchant for emotive, surging melodies.
The synth-driven showing is defined equally as much by the lush collection of chords that lucidly collapse at the record’s breakdowns as it is by Broods’ earnest verbalizations, delivered in a sweeping soprano range. “Honest” breaks down the door of San Holo’s confessional sonic wheelhouse to pervade streaming platforms, surfacing as another warm release from a producer who has evidently mastered the art of emotive bass.
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