I Love You Will Still Sound the Same by Oh Honey

With Love EPTrack: I Love You Will Still Sound the Same
Album: With Love EP
Artist: Oh Honey
Genre: folk, indie, pop
Music Rating: 9/10
Lyrics Rating: 8/10
Overall:
9/10
Sounds Like: American Authors, Colbie Caillat, Ingrid Michaelson, The Lumineers, Us the Duo
Interesting Fact: This duo took inspiration for their band name from both Mitchy Collins’ favorite episode of How I Met Your Mother and the artisan honey movement in Brooklyn where he and Danielle Bouchard are from.
Bonus Fact: I have no idea whether or not that episode is in any way relevant to the band’s music or Brooklyn beekeeping entrepreneurial efforts, because I don’t really watch much tv. Enlighten me via the comment section if you have any insights and feel so inclined.
Best thing About this Track: The unnamed treble-y, tinny, probably-ukulele-but-possibly-super-high-guitar part. So much fabulous guitar on this track, but that super high part is just so perfectly rhythmic and wonderful. I can hear the alterations and modifications being made to the chord shapes throughout the consistent strumming patterns, and even though I can’t see it, I have ears and I know of its greatness. Props, you magical mysterious stringed instrument of invisibility, for you have been played with great mastery.
One thing I wish was different: For some reason, the “ooh”s at 2:52 were bugging me. I can’t quite pinpoint why, because I liked the previous “ooh”s. I think maybe it was the EQing and leveling of it at that spot that just felt a little off for me. That’s obnoxiously picky though.
Website: Oh Honey

Rhythm! For a song that is driven by strings and not as much by percussion, this track has some incredible rhythmic lines going on. There are a lot of parts, each with a unique flavor and cadence being blended into a crazy fun and incredibly intricate piece of art. It feels as if each musical line is a piece of string, crossing over, wrapping around, and coming together, spinning an intricate web of music all around you.

For some reason the layering really gives the music a whimsical air of dimensionality which is not inherent in this style of rhythmic overlap. The music on this track does not allow you to hear this song as you would view a painting on a wall in a museum. The music is spun around you, encompassing you on every side and forcing you to become a participant in the musical experience. For better or worse, you are not only a part of this art exhibit, you are at the heart of it.

Speaking of heart: awwwww! What? It had to be said. We were all thinking it. This song is adorable. No getting around it. The lyrics speak from the perspective of someone who is wholly realistic and awake to the effects that time will have on a relationship and at the same time thoroughly unperturbed by it, resolving that these changes will not and cannot affect the love he/she has for the worse. I’m trying not to, but I really want to go “Princess Bride” on you right here.death cannot stop true love

Sorry. Had to. Well, it was either that or:love is a promise

Gah! I’m a mess today. (You’re welcome, Whovians!) Now you’re really not going to believe me that I don’t watch that much television, but that’s okay. It’s all in the spirit of Oh Honey! Hey, I’m trying here.

In all seriousness though, these lyrics are truly endearing, extremely well thought out, and exceptionally well-written. The structure is not overly complicated, but it is unapologetically unique and (much like the message of the song) it always remains true to itself.

As a longtime fan of this song, (No, it’s not new. Oh Honey is getting ready to release some new stuff though, so stay tuned.) I can assure you that much like Princess Bride, Doctor Who, and true love, this song can stand the test of time.

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Lyrics:
Could you see yourself growing old with me,
Watching my hair turn to grey?
Could you live with me and my mistakes,
And the ones I have yet to make?

So when our eyes have seen their better days
And our hearing starts to fade
Put your arms ’round my neck, and your heart on my chest
“I Love You” will still sound the same
“I Love You” will still sound the same
Hey yea ey ey yea ey ey
Hey yea ey ey yea
Hey yea ey ey yea ey ey
“I Love You” will still sound the same
“I Love You” will still sound the same

I can see our dreams inside of a child
Long after ours fade away
When our ring starts to rust and our skin starts to age
Remember the promise we made

So when our eyes have seen their better days
And our hearing starts to fade
Put your arms ’round my neck, and your heart on my chest
“I Love You” will still sound the same
“I Love You” will still sound the same
Hey yea ey ey yea ey ey
Hey yea ey ey yea
Hey yea ey ey yea ey ey
“I Love You” will still sound the same
“I Love You” will still sound the same

When the bills pile up and time tests our love
We’ll say forever ain’t enough
We’ll stick to our guns. Our grip won’t loosen up
When we say forever ain’t enough

So when our eyes have seen their better days
And our hearing starts to fade
Put your arms ’round my neck, and your heart on my chest
“I Love You” will still sound the same
“I Love You” will still sound the same
Hey yea ey ey yea ey ey
Hey yea ey ey yea
Hey yea ey ey yea ey ey
“I Love You” will still sound the same
“I Love You” will still sound the same

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One thought on “I Love You Will Still Sound the Same by Oh Honey

  • April 18, 2016 at 5:59 pm
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    FAVORITE!!! Love this song so much.

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