For what it’s worth in the current music industry, pop-folk duo Oh Honey have made it a point to infuse their soulful, sunny tunes with a sense of feel-good positivity, and in my opinion, that’s really something we need right now. The duo, made up of troubadours Mitchy Collins and Danielle Bouchard, have recently signed with Atlantic Records and embarked on a tour with James Blunt throughout May. We sat down with Danielle and Mitchy to talk about their new With Love EP, being featured on Glee, and more!
Tell me a little more about your ‘With Love’ EP – what inspired the songs on it?
We write about our lives, loves, and everything in between. Sometimes it’s easier to put something into a song than it is to say it to someone’s face. We write about things we go through and things we wish we were brave enough to say. We chose the four songs on the ep because they all share a message of optimism while still remaining really honest.
Overall, your music seems very happy, bright, and refreshingly positive. What’s your goal with the music? What is the main thing you wish to get across to your audience?
There are enough sad songs in the world, and we hope people will gravitate towards the positive message of our music. Life happens to everyone, but it can’t rain forever. There’s always hope.
Are you excited to be touring with James Blunt?
We have had the best time on tour with James Blunt! The first show of the tour was at the Bell Centre in Montreal in front of 7,000 people–it was incredible and such a surreal experience. James himself is an amazing performer and we have learned a lot by watching him onstage every night. We’re super thankful he took us out on tour.
Your song “Be Okay” was recently featured on Glee and has been gaining lots of popularity. Why do you think that is?
We were so honored to have our song featured on “Glee”– it was crazy to watch it performed on tv. The response has been overwhelming and we are really excited about it. A lot of people have told us they feel inspired by the positive message of the song and that it’s given them hope during hard times which is a really amazing thing to hear. The song is also all about great summer vibes, which I think people are more than ready for after such a long winter!
What do both of you wish for Oh Honey to achieve in the coming months? Any big things we can be waiting for? I saw you recently signed a big Atlantic record deal.
We are really looking forward to finishing up our tour with James Blunt and then hitting the road this summer with The Fray! We are playing some legendary venues like Red Rocks in Denver– it’s gonna be an awesome two months. Atlantic has been amazing to us and we couldn’t ask for a better, more supportive team. We’re excited to be on tour for the next three months, so make sure you catch us at a show!