by Chris Hatch
Almost two years on from their previous record, Free Company, Boy Scouts shuffle in unassumingly with new single, That’s Life Honey.
There’s a familiarity to That’s Life Honey which makes you realise just how much Boy Scouts’ music can get under your skin. The gentle melodies and modest production echo back to their last record – simple acoustic guitar songs with just enough percussion, bass, and backing vocals to flesh them out. In fact, at first glance Boy Scouts’ latest single could quite easily be taken from that 2019 record – Taylor Vick’s fingerprints gently daub it throughout, and her hushed, intimate vocals once again draw you into her thoughts.
However, unlike the songs on Free Company, That’s Life Honey shifts its focus away from the perils and pitfalls of love, and instead hones in on something more personal. It’s less about her relationships with others, and more about Vick’s relationship with herself – ‘I’m the master of inexplicable shame,’ she sings early on, before dreaming up ways to untangle her mind over verses and choruses that float together with a light, effortless touch.
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