We first fell for Honey Harper's distintive country croon at the tail end of summer 2017 when the dusky ballad "Pharaoh" fell onto our radar.
Formerly of Mood Rings and Promise Keeper, Honey Harper is the project of Atlanta-born, London-based musician William Fussell and sees a fresh take on what modern country can be when stripped of the glitz and glamour.
Embodying the spirit of Gram Parson's idea of "cosmic American music", Honey Harper has thus far remained relatively anonymous, albeit for the release of debut EP Universal Country and a smattering of live shows including Best Fit's music festival Five Day Forecast which saw Fussell open for current indie darlings Snail Mail and Soccer Mommy at their sold-out London show.
It's now time for Honey Harper's time in the spotlight with his own headline show at one of London's most magical venues - St. Pancras Old Church - this Wednesday, 18 April. He'll be joined by London newcomer JW Ridley, whose lo-fi pop hymns are certain to dazzle in the gorgeous setting of St. Pancras.
Watch above as Honey Harper steps out of the shadows for a stripped back live performance of Universal Country centrepiece "Secret" - mashed up against Rainer Maria Rilke's poetry. "I suppose you could say 'Secret' is about yearning and Rilke has always had a way of encapsulating that feeling for me," Fussell explains.