Sept. 2 — Dirty Honey debuted the latest single from its album this week, along with the song’s companion video.
The band premiered its new single, ‘The Wire’ and its companion video Thursday. The song is the fourth single from the band’s self-titled album, which the group released early this year. Its premiere follows that of the album’s single, ‘Rolling 7s,’ ‘When I’m Gone,’ and ‘California Dreamin’.’
‘The Wire’ presents a musical arrangement that is one of the most unique of the album’s compositions. The song’s arrangement immediately exhibits influences from the likes of AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, and even the aforementioned Black Crowes. Even with so many distinctly different influences presented here, the band still manages to craft a song that is unique and that boasts its own identity. The energy exuded by the song’s musical arrangement is important to examine because it helps to translate the message presented through the song’s lyrical content.
The message presented in ‘The Wire’ is that of a man who knows he needs to get away from a woman who is not good for him, but he can’t help but keep going back to her. That is evidenced as LaBelle sings, “This wasn’t part of the plan/I never wanted to see you again/I’m a fool for you/And those things that you do/Can’t get this picture of you out of my head…I’ve been walking the wire/And I’ve been walking your wire for too long…turn and walk away.” This is just the song’s lead verse, but it makes relatively clear the noted inference. The song’s second verse continues the statement as LaBelle sings, “Thought it would get better with time/But your kisses, baby/They still blow my mind/I’m a fool for you/And those things that you do/The way that you love me is such a crime.” That last statement about the mistreatment in the relationship is the most telling. Again, this is someone who knows he is in a bad situation, but can’t bring himself to just walk away. He keeps getting drawn back into the toxic situation because “your kisses, baby/They still blow my mind.” While the song is sung from the vantage point of a man, women could relate just as much. That is because they get into the same situations. To that end, the song’s lyrical theme proves its accessibility even more. The energy exhibited through the song’s musical arrangement does well to help illustrate the subject’s mixed mindset. Together, the two elements join to make this song another standout addition to Dirty Honey, showing once more why the record’s musical and lyrical content collectively makes it such a successful offering.
The video for ‘The Wire’ is a familiar style presentation. It features the band out on the road through a series of vignettes.
Speaking of live, Dirty Honey is in the midst of a tour with The Black Crowes in support of its new album. The band’s current dates are noted below.
THE BLACK CROWES’
“SHAKE YOUR MONEY MAKER 2021 TOUR”
with Special Guest DIRTY HONEY:
4 Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
5 Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Birmingham, AL
7 Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL
8 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre., Tampa, FL
10 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
11 Coastal Credit Union Music Park @ Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC
14 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
15 Xfinity Center, Boston, MA
17 Jones Beach Theatre, Wantagh, NY
18 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
22 Jiffy Lube Live, Washington, DC
23 BB&T Pavilion, Philadelphia, PA
DIRTY HONEY DATES:
25 WMMR MMR*B*Q, BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ
28 The Senate, Columbia, SC (w/ Mammoth WVH)
29 The Loft, Atlanta, GA (HL)
30 District Live, Savannah, GA (HL)
2 98Rockfest, Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL
7 Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa, OK
8 WPLA Radio Show, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, St.Augustine, FL
9 WJRR Earthday Birthday, Tinker Field, Orlando, FL
17 KATT Fest, Oklahoma City, OK
More information on Dirty Honey’s new single, video, and record is available along with the group’s latest news at: