Video Premiere: “Canary” by Honeysuckle Zoë Atlas June 10, 2016 Featured, Local Spotlight, Premiere In Honeysuckle’s “Canary” we float down into the depths of a coal mine on the wings of lead singer Holly McGarry’s voice. The song intrigued us enough that our first time covering it wasn’t enough. This time, a Spare Room Session features the trio’s melodic tale of darkness and light. “It’s about hope in a way,” McGarry says. Inspired by Bob Dylan’s “North Country Blues,” she wanted to write a “great story song.” The video’s introduction gives us a sneak peak into the personality of the band; Benjamin Burns idly picks a perfect riff on his guitar, McGarry smiles and nods her head along with the music, and Chris Bloniarz screams “yeah!” from beneath a large afro and red-rimmed sunglasses. The light mood balances the more somber lyrics of the song, which detail the dangers of the mine: “Scorched throats sing funeral songs / and asked why they had been undone.” However, McGarry doesn’t leave us on our own too long. Just like the bird that lands lightly on a nearby tree branch in the video, the canary reminds us that we’re not alone: “Here in the dark no need to be scared / ‘cause I will be your guiding hand.” Clever camerawork intersperses the musicians’ faces with shots of Bloniarz’s fingers caressing a mandolin solo and Burns’ scuffed up shoes pounding out the drumbeat. They’re clearly enjoying themselves, and the Spare Room Session invites us to be a part of that. With “Canary,” Honeysuckle beckons you to go see them live. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.