Black Honey Introduce Their Third Album A Fistful of Peaches With Grungy Single “Heavy”

British Indie Rock band Black Honey announce their third studio album A Fistful of Peaches with the new single “Heavy.” The anthemic track is accompanied by a music video directed by Dakota Schiffer, who reveals that the narrative revolves around the themes of trans femininity. 

Speaking of her directorial debut, Schiffer says that the visuals are in fact a reflection, “a self-portrait of a struggling trans person who’s exterior appears alluring and glamorous, but is constructed out of a need for survival. That survival has led many trans people in history to endanger themselves in pursuit of euphoria.”

A Fistful of Peaches follows 2021’s Written & Directed. The forthcoming album is set to be released on March 17, 2023 via FoxFive Records. The Brighton-native band delivers a casual, youthful, trendy, and complex setlist that includes 12 tracks, among which are “Ups Against It,” “Rock Bottom,” “OK,” and the recently released “Charlie Bronson,” and “Out Of My Mind.” 

Frontwoman Izzy Phillips breaks down the details of “Heavy” and unveils that she, along with her band members, came up with the song, “talking about the weight of grief and the way it holds you down, about the parallels between grief and depression.” 

During the creation of “Heavy,” Phillips explains that she was highly influenced by The NeverEnding Story (1984), “as it was my first dialogue with death and depression as a child. Watching Artax the horse getting swallowed by nothing whilst Atreyu screamed helplessly from the edges of a swamp really spoke to me.”

She also adds that “The weight of mental illness brings a deeper understanding of grief. There’s always a glimmer of light though and I love how ‘Heavy’ has that kind of glitter darkness. It’s in my nature to become codependent and I think in this song I’m reaching for someone to help me climb back out.”

“Heavy” depicts that state of “getting back up on one’s feet” perfectly, “Serotonin let us down/ Don’t wanna watch the white horse drown/Never ending therapy ’cause my head is the enemy/ So don’t let me, go steady/ Baby pick me up I feel so heavy/ Don’t think I can fake it anymore/ Walked into the room as things got messy/ Still heavy on my bedroom floor.”

A Fistful of Peaches is Black Honey’s “most personal, revealing album yet and a record that embraces every side: the palatable and the monstrous, the hopeful and the pitch black.”

Watch the official video for “Heavy” here: