Introducing Wes Reeve, a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles.
‘Honey, I’ is her mesmerising debut single that encapsulates the tone of her songwriting beautifully. Simply crafted and effortlessly intimate ‘Honey, I’ exists in a dreamlike world – the world inside the head of Wes Reeve.
All of Wes’s songs are written through a stream of consciousness and draw heavily from childhood memories and classic fairytale narratives. Her whole aesthetic is based deeply in make-believe and otherworldly experience. She illustrates her own artwork and directs and produces her own videos with a comforting home-made feel.
On this, her debut single, Wes explains “Honey, I’ is about the mind changing good things into bad things. You’re in a beautiful meadow where the sun is shining and there are butterflies landing on your shoulders and wolves letting you pet them, and then suddenly, without warning, it’s pouring with rain, the butterflies are gone and the wolves are bearing their teeth at you. A stranger looking into the meadow will say that he saw you create the storm. I wrote this song about my friend.”
Being a fan of Studio Ghilbi, the video was inspired by ‘The Tale of Princess Kaguya’ and sees two versions of the same girl; a higher self and lower self. The higher self is the angel, complete and balanced. The angel watches on disappointedly as the earthly lower self continues to turn all the good things she comes across into haunting, frightening versions of what they were, without noticing what she’s doing, as she struggles to find peace on the earth.