California duo The Honey Trees have been making music together for years, but their debut full-length Bright Fire has is finally complete. The band made a strong first impression with their 2009 EP, produced by Charlie Peacock, and it seems recording a follow-up at their own pace has allowed for their songwriting to evolve in a natural way. On Bright Fire, which was recorded in Springfield, Mo. with producer Jeremy Larson (Mutemath, Sleeping At Last), we see how far the band has come from the its first single, “Nightingale.”
“Nightingale was one of the first songs we wrote for the new record, and the first song we worked on in the studio,” said Becky Filip. “It’s a song that encompasses all the feelings of experiencing something unfamiliar… the exciting feeling of flying as well as the fear of falling at the same time. It’s just about trying to put those fears aside to truly experience life, the good and the bad.”
Listen to “Nightingale” in the player below. Bright Fire is set for release on April 8.