The Horn Launches Latest Single, “Passion”
Five-piece outfit, The Horn, is made up of pillar Nick True, a songwriter and former bassist of Friends Of Gavin (an 80s rock band who toured with REM and left behind the series of unfinished work). He then recruited the vocalist and guitarist Jonny Taylor, alongside Danny Monk (multi-instrumental), Ed Cox (keyboards) and Alex Moorse (drums), to finally release untold stories from decades earlier in his music journey. Refreshing the essence of the old rock and roll in a new way, never seen before, The Horn is set to make their mark in the music industry.
The first single from the project, “Passion,” was mixed by Rich Turvey (Blossoms, Courteeners, The Coral) to as a result form a kinetic indie-rock triumph that reflects the confident and cool nature of this time-traveling band. Taylor’s placid vocal is an oxymoronic contrast to the central lyric, “there’s a burning passion in me”, as well as the intricate-yet-gruff guitar melodies, retro-influenced synth undertones and the buoyant and groovy bass. The whole thing ebbs and flows, with highs instilled in the bright-eyed chorus and lows when the percussion drops away and the melodies are caught adrift in the unknown. “Passion” had a songwriting journey of its own. Written when True was twenty-six, the song shifted and changed and grew along with him, all while retaining the earlier earnestness of his music journey, and the angst of his youth. With the power of hindsight within his grasp, he shares his thoughts on the track while has finally come to fruition:
I suppose looking back, it was about the roller coaster of life in my 20’s. The song always stayed with me and a few years ago I came back to it and wrote the second verse which got me excited about it again. When I played it to Jonny, he liked it straight away and we started work on a new demo. We took it into the studio and came up with some new musical ideas like a new solo by Danny which gave a lot of musicality to play against the constant rhythms. Now it’s finished, it feels special to me because it straddles decades of my life and as the chorus goes, ‘what a feeling’ hearing it finally fulfilled!
Listen to the single now, available on all major streaming platforms: