PACKS sure have been busy. Hot off their 2023 album Crispy Crunchy Nothing back in March, the indie outfit have announced yet another record via Fire Talk, entitled Melt the Honey, out January 19th. As prolific as the quartet of Madeline Link [vocals, guitars], Dexter Nash [guitar], Noah O’Neil [bass] and Shane Hooper [drums], have been, first single “Honey” is all about taking it easy.
It’s a loosey goosey lo-fi grunge pop gem that finds Link settling into an idea of home within unfamiliar surroundings, yielding to the whims of a new relationship. Indeed, love can make living more malleable, a journey where odd little detours are welcomed instead of eschewed. Even in something seemingly mundane, like finding a suitable proxy for maple syrup in the morning.
“I wrote this song while I was living in a tiny beach town in Chile, nestled between two hills,” Link explains. “They don’t have maple syrup down there so we’d have honey instead. To keep the honey from burning you have to melt it a special way! As this developed into a habit, I think I was struck by how cute it was.“