Victoria’s Kandle has released her new single ‘Honey Trap’ available for digital download and streaming.
‘Honey Trap’ is described to be inspired by the liberation from a toxic alliance, and the awakenings that follow.
“My vision of having strong female harmonies at the forefront of the track mirrors how I tackle tough issues – with my entourage of powerful women!,” said Kandle in a Facebook post about the single. “When I’m singing about (or dealing with) a heavy subject sometimes it feels almost impossible to summon the strength needed to get through it with a lone voice. Having that female support makes me feel stronger and more powerful!
In a media release about the single, Kandle explains how it is easy to over look the subtleties in manipulation. “For women with drive and motivation, one may already be conditioned to believe that your body or sexuality are the only real assets that society values of yours. Under this conditioning, it isn’t hard to imagine all the ways these assets can be turned against you by an abuser, and the idea of using your body as a tool to move forward when all other avenues are closed doesn’t seem so extreme. What other path is there? You start to believe it’s your choice, albeit a self-sacrificial one. Only when you start to break free, it becomes clear that you were never given the choice in the first place. We play their game until we make our own.”
Kandle has also released a music video for the song directed by Brandon Fletcher. The video features actor Keenan Tracey known for roles in Bates Motel and The 100. It also features a couple Victoria connected musicians in Kendel Carson and Louise Burns.
“We wanted to create a nod to our favourite noir films of the 40s and its more modern incarnation of dystopic neo/neon-noir thrillers,” said director Brandon Fletcher. “All these women ‘play the game’ without being fully aware of the deeper danger they’re in. Throughout the video, a shadowy man exploits them all, coalescing in an unwanted touch, something I think anyone who’s been manipulated can relate to, before he walks away with their livelihood.”
To download/stream Kandle’s ‘Honey Trap’ on available platforms, CLICK HERE.