Nicotine's Famous Honey's 'An Open Letter' is Pure Honey
"I can only imagine how many pieces of yourself you're still trying to put together. I can only imagine how many pieces of yourself you have given away."
Let me preface this by saying this album just blew my mind. It only took 30 seconds of the first track for me to crack open this tab to start writing. The introduction brought me back to so many feelings I was never able to articulate myself. It's honest and biting and I was immediately obsessed. The next track Tired is such a sweet follow up and will have you swaying side to side within seconds. The lyrics have an such raw emotion that I was tearing up just as the song faded into the next spoonful of honey. Nicotine's Famous Honey is already my favorite band of 2017 and I'm only three songs in. I'm going to be real and say the intro and interlude tracks are my favorites because I'm a sucker for spoken word. When Sol Galeano said "I can only imagine how many pieces of yourself you're still trying to put together. I can only imagine how many pieces of yourself you have given away" I audibly gasped. Bantu Knots is yet another gem that just makes you feel good. The guitar solo was so unexpected but fit perfectly and I can't imagine the song without it. I'm almost on the last song now and I already switched over to Spotify to hit repeat. The only word I can think of right now to describe this album is honey. The snaps, the giggle, and soft percussion in Running are the perfect background for more beautiful and raw confessions from Nicotine. Her voice is so smooth and warm, you won't want to stop listening. The mood change halfway through is beyond words. I listened to this song twice just so I could experience it again. The outro is just as incredible as the other spoken songs on this album. The final words on the album are truly a testament to music and our connections to it-- "If I die... no. I'll never die. My music will play every day. I will be alive." and she's right, I'm going to play this album every day. I know it's early in the year but this album has a serious shot at album of the year in my eyes.