Melbourne band Agnes Manners shared a new kaleidoscopic single titled “Honeyed Ravings”, described by frontman Matthew Gravolin as “a favorite friend and a vitriolic throwback to our previous endeavors.”
True to its promise, the song offers a flashback to the unique blend of biting angst and theatricality that Gravolin had previously explored as a member of Hellions – he had been the lead guitarist, co-singer and songwriter. -composer of the hardcore group before leaving in 2019. – while building on the enigmatic emo-pop style he debuted in his current project.
A major shift in the track’s sonic dynamics occurs midway through, as a passionate choir engages in a somber soundscape of restrained violins, muddled percussion, and scintillating vocal harmonies. Gravolin’s ravishing poetry forms the bulk of the rest of the song, making it clear why it was called âHoneyed Ravingsâ, before the whole band burst into a gratifying crescendo.
Listen to ‘Honeyed Ravings’ below:
In a statement shared on Agnes Manners’ social media upon the track’s release, Gravolin explained that âHoneyed Ravingsâ was written and recorded in the final months of 2020, noting that âit’s amazing how amazing your perspective may change in [a year]â.
He continued, âWe hope you enjoy the tune for its humor, melody, and human feeling (proud, saddened and prone to mistakes). Grudges from nurses never got me anywhere – everyone makes mistakes and we all try to get out of them. Forgiveness and empathy are important. The trail is bumpy though and we hope you enjoy it.
This is Agnes Manners’ fourth release for 2021, following the single “Green Elvis” in January, a two-track EP titled “One As Beautiful As You” in June, and a revamp of their old track “As Long As You “. ‘re Mine’ – now renamed ‘ALAYM’ and with the guest voice of Deez Nuts frontman JJ Peters – in October.
The band released their debut album, “Fantasia Famish”, in September 2020. In addition to the original mix of “As Long As You’re Mine”, the record included the singles “Sydney” (a collaboration with John Floreani of Trophy Eyes) , ‘Evergreen’, ‘Brilliant Blue’ and ‘Forest Swing’ (with CJ Gilpin of Dream State).