PREMIERE: HONNE Rework “Day 1” for a Brooklyn School Gymnasium

It’s not quite “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” but the new video sees the UK pop duo transform in an elementary setting.

Fresh off the release of their sophomore record, Love Me / Love Me Not, the UK electro-pop duo HONNE are sharing a new video for the standout single “Day 1.” Unplugging the woozy synths of the album version, though, the video sees the duo of Andy Clutterbuck and James Hatcher filling a Brooklyn school with Clutterbuck’s soaring vocals and Hatcher’s impassioned piano. With the addition of a stripped-way-down strings section, the track is totally reworked for a sunbathed middle school gymnasium.

The band had this to say about the song/video:

“Day 1” is a special song to us and we wanted the opportunity to show it in a different light. The outcome is a fresh arrangement of this track, much more chilled, with an emphasis on the emotion of the song enhanced by the string arrangement. It was a really nice moment making this in that room with the sun beaming through the windows.

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