Honey Montazemi grew up on the move.
Raised in the Iranian city of Tehran, her mother decided it wasn't the right environment for her, and so began years of hopping from place to place.
Finding themselves in North London, Honey came of age in one of Europe's musical melting pots, a place where an almost infinite array of cultures rub shoulders.
It was, she says, “a gift and a curse”. Honey explains: “It was a wonderful upbringing – to be free to learn the ways of many different cultures, to study their religions and to be exposed to their music, it shaped the person I am today. But I also grew up as an outsider, a loner and I never felt as if I belonged anywhere. It’s an instability that to this day I cannot shake, but it’s a unique source of inspiration that I will never take for granted – I’m finally glad for my diversities.”
Using music to express herself, Honey Montazemi began to feel fulfilled in a way that the relationships around her just couldn't touch.
A journey of inward discovery, the path takes her to soulful new single 'Try To Love', a song written about her experiences with toxic relationships.
She explains: "'Try To Love' was written at a time when I was pretty much void of any substantial emotion. My mental health was at an all time low. I was in a dark place, dealing with grief and attempting to mask it with various toxic relationships. I couldn’t love myself, let alone try to love anyone else."
The cinematic video features legendary reggae artist Chronixx, a striking, emotional experience.
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