SAMIA Shares “Honey (Maya Hawke Version)”
Samia has released a new cover of the anthemic title-track “Honey,” recorded by Maya Hawke , the second in a series of single releases dubbed “ Honey Reimagined ” featuring a variety of artists (including Blondshell , Hovvdy , Ruston Kelly + more TBA) reinterpreting songs from Honey , the beloved sophomore album from Samia released earlier this year via Grand Jury . This collection of singles is inspired by 2021’s The Baby Reimagined , which featured versions of songs from Samia’s breakthrough debut LP, The Baby , recorded by Bartees Strange, Briston Maroney, MICHELLE, Anjimile, Christian Lee Hutson and more.
Samia shares: “ When we were recording Honey for the album we added this ironic depth by turning what was originally a painful song into a kind of campfire sing along — big bouncy guitars, a happy melody, that endless refrain. So I was eager to hear what Maya would do with it. Surprisingly, she stripped all of the campfire away. In her version you can hear every bit of the desperation in how spare the production is. Exploring these new vantage points in my own work is exactly what draws me to the Reimagined concept.”
Maya Hawke shares: “It’s an amazing thing when a favorite person writes a favorite song. I was honored to be asked to cover ‘Honey’ and I wanted to bring out the sadness I felt behind the celebration. I loved working with Will Graefe as a producer. I’ve never recorded a song without him and experiencing him as a producer was even better.”
Maya Hawke’s cover of “Honey” follows Blondshell’s cover of “ Charm You ” which gained notice upon its June release from the likes of Billboard who named the “buoyant album standout” one of their favorite Cool New Pop Songs , and Paste who deemed the “imploring and poutily enamored” cover to be one of their Best New Songs
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