Second Hand Poet reveals music video for Alt Rock inspired single ‘Honeycomb’. The video and song idea relied on a strong collaborative effort, pulling in fans, friends and heroes to be part of this remotely recorded concept video. Clips were sent in from around the world and even features cameos from some of Jamie’s musical inspirations that include Frank Turner & Jonah Matranga. Watch here
“I just wanted to create something a bit immersive, music is relatable regardless of taste and opinion and the idea of bringing people I care about in all senses of the word felt really special to me. I’ve never met some of the people in the video, and some of them that are featured even helped fuel the need for me to create in the first place.
It follows last years debut album ‘Songs For The Pyre’ and the January release of single ‘I’ll Be Your’s’, which gained continued acclaim from the likes of BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio, BBC Radio 6 and was featured in the Unsigned Guides Spotlight & Richer Sounds Artist of the month.
The Surrey born songwriter has forged his own route in this ever changing industry, co-creating a new independent record and promotions label ‘Pretty Thing Records’ that’s key purpose is to help other artists. The physical release of his debut album was also a little bit ‘different’, the hand pressed eco cover included a track list you could plant and grow flowers from…a personal Polaroid photo, tea and wax sealed lined notes.
‘Honeycomb’ is a slight stray from Second Hand Poet’s self described brand of gloom folk, a full band set up was needed, which also incorporated the same collaborative path the music video follows.
“Honeycomb’s a weird one, its completely the opposite sound and style to my usual work, but I just had to get it out in this way. I still play it acoustic when live, but the intention was to almost sound as if I was singing over a ‘Smashing Pumpkins’ track on the recorded version.
The song itself is about people, about connecting material things with feelings or certain memories in time, soundtracking moments. After all thats what music is, isn’t it?