by Honey & the 45s

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Let You Down 04:36
Speak 04:29
Be Here Now 04:18


This EP explores the desire for connection and authenticity in relationships. The songs are empowering, thoughtful and timely--imploring us to wake up, listen and speak the truth.

Sounds of the album:

Recording engineer Dan Silberman of Mama's House Productions says,

"Honey & the 45s’ latest EP release -- Speak -- is an amalgamation of many different complementary music genres. The title track, Speak has a distinct New Orleans soul meets raw Chicago hip-hop feel and features Chicago native rapper Pinqy Ring. Be Here Now and Let You Down both come with powerful messages and can only be described musically as a beautifully seamless mashup between neo-soul/R&B with a sprinkle of some tasty Chicago style blues. Open Up Your Heart features the newest Honey member Sonya Major and brings a new sonic texture in the realm of early Norah Jones meeting the current styling of John Mayer with a message close to our hearts.”


released October 24, 2017


Music and arrangement by Honey & the 45s
Horn arrangements by Jon Gould
Lyrics by Kristina Cottone, Sonya Major and Pinqy Ring
Engineered by Alan Rameriez, Dan Silberman, and Dave Brandwein
Mixed by Andrew Dewar (Speak), Dan Silberman (Let You Down,
Open Up Your Heart, Be Here Now)
Mastered by James Auwarter
Album art by Bryan Sundquist

On the tracks (Honey & the 45s):

Dave Brandwein (drums, percussion)
Kristina Cottone (vocals, guitar, ukulele)
Jon Gould (guitar)
Sonya Major (vocals, ukulele, keys)
Sean Tatum (bass)

Guest musicians:

Xavier Galdon (trombone)
Kyle Madsen (saxophone)
Caleb Mitchell (trumpet)
Pinqy Ring (rap vocals on Speak)


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Honey & the 45s Chicago, Illinois

A female-fronted
5 piece band!

Dubbed “The Band of Chicago” by Nanobot Rock Reviews, Honey & the 45s draws from jazz and blues roots but delivers a new soulful rock sound.

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