12.1.22

Honeydew by young prisms










After their recent single Yourside, San Francisco band Young Prisms give a permanent end to their long hiatus with the announcement of their album in almost ten years. At the same time the band unveil the warm new single Honeydew together with an artful music video.

The video for Honeydew was directed by band member Giovanni Betteo and features vocalist Stefanie Hodapp. It's cinematic style was inspired by the films of Michelangelo Antonioni and Jean-Luc Godard.

Giovanni Betteo comments: "I always wanted to make a video that was focused on restraint especially with choreography being key and shock so prevalent. It feels like a bit of a contradiction for someone, who can't seem to record a song without an excessive amount of filters and effects, to make a video that is in black and white and wholly driven by minimalism.”

Hodapp speaks about Honeydew and the inspiration for it: "Growing up, my grandmother would tell me that honeydew was her favorite melon. I was never fully convinced. I usually preferred cantaloupe and quite frankly thought she was full of shit because everyone knows cantaloupe tastes better. Clearly this was more of a pitch to her unwilling granddaughter. 'Honeydew' (the song) is about looking back on life and wishing for more, as if it wasn’t right or good enough. Hoping for a time machine to change history. Somehow that stubborn grandmother analogy makes sense now. A honeydew life won't ever be a cantaloupe life, but it's okay and can be just as satisfying if you accept it for what it is."

Young Prisms' new album Drifter comes out on March 25th, 2022 via Fire Talk, produced by Shaun Durkan (Weekend, Soft Kill).

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Young Prisms
Video directed by Gio Betteo & Starring Stefanie Hodapp

Fire Talk