Infusing electronic music with soulful pop undertones, the UK duo HONNE has found success while pushing beyond the boundaries of the dancefloor.
∙ Members James Hatcher and Andy Clutterbuck met in college and officially formed HONNE in 2014, taking the name from the Japanese word for a person’s true feelings and desires.
∙ Following a series of EPs, the group released their 2016 debut album, Warm on a Cold Night, which reached No. 37 on the UK album charts.
∙ They enlisted such artists as Joe Goddard (of Hot Chip fame), SOHN, and Riton to rework their first LP for 2016’s Warm on a Cold Night (Remixed).
∙ Their 2018 sophomore full-length, Love Me / Love Me Not, featured several collaborations, including “Location Unknown” with maverick singer-songwriter Georgia.
∙ HONNE produced “seoul,” a track off RM’s 2018 mixtape mono., and the BTS bandleader returned the favor the following year by guesting on a new version of the duo’s “Crying Over You.”
∙ They appeared on “Radar,” a track from EDM artist Whethan’s 2018 Life of a Wallflower Vol. 1 and also featured on “Overdose,” a song from electronic act SG Lewis’ 2019 EP Dawn.