March 04, 2021

Kandle: Honey Trap

photo: Tess Ananda

Telling a guy that he is bad news by way of dark orchestral pop has given Canadian singer Kandle Osbourne some kind of closure after getting out from a toxic relationship on her new single Honey Trap. A luscious melody sets the stage for a song that mixes Sixties pop with harsh guitar flourishes. It is a track from her new album Set the Fire, due for release in the Spring. The widescreen video, featuring the all-female rock band The Wiccs, was directed by Brandon Fletcher.

Honey Trap is about breaking free from role models and conditions. Osbourne explains:

Manipulation exists in all spectrums of relationships and genders, nobody is safe from its subtle erosion and darkness. I learned of a spy tactic called Honey Trapping and realized it has probably always existed in some fashion. This is the theme I played with both lyrically and visually. When society conditions you to believe that your only assets are your body and your sexuality, the idea of using these as a tool to move forward when all other avenues are closed doesn’t seem so extreme. You start to believe it's your choice, albeit a self-sacrificial one. Only when you start to break free, it becomes clear that you were never given a choice in the first place. We play their game until we make our own.

The single is available on all the usual digital outlets.

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