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LISTEN: The Honeycutters, ‘Blue Besides’

Apr 21, 2016

LISTEN: The Honeycutters, 'Blue Besides'

Artist: The Honeycutters
Hometown: Asheville, NC
Song: “Blue Besides”
Album: On the Ropes
Release Date: May 20
Label: Organic Records

In Their Words: "This is my current favorite song on the album. The lyrics and melody came together very quickly for me as kind of a jab at someone who gives up too easily because they feel sorry for themselves. (Not that I know anyone like that!) I'm proud of the songwriting, but also really pleased with the production and performances from the whole band … it was a collaborative arrangement.

This was actually the first song that we recorded when we went into the studio back in November. We had played it live a few times and were all feeling pretty comfortable with it. I think that really set the tone for the rest of the session, because the groove felt so good and we were all excited and confident. Matt went back and added a guitar track, and added my final rhythm guitar and vocals after the fact, but the rest of the track is from that first hour that we sat down to start on this record. Also, it's fun to sing harmony with myself!" — Amanda Anne Platt

Photo credit: Leah Beilhart

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LISTEN: The Honeycutters, 'Blue Besides'
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