Forever Honey is Liv Price (lead vocals, guitar), Aida Mekonnen (lead guitar, vocals), Steve Vannelli (drums), and Jack McLoughlin (bass).
After collaborating across state lines in a range of projects that shared stages with Editors, Middle Kids, and Johnny Marr, the four decided to collectively make the move to New York City and start something of their own. They holed up in a 9’ x 9’ rehearsal room in Gowanus to craft a sound that pays homage to an upbringing of jangly ‘80s new wave and harmony-laden roots rock.
Liv and Aida write songs that investigate coming-of-age in modern times. Drawing lyrical inspiration from their experiences in a new city, their 2020 debut EP "Pre-Mortem High" explores emotional and physical unfamiliarity, indecision, unrequited love, and aimlessness. Thinking back on their writing process, Aida reflects, “After we moved to New York, Liv and I both found ourselves looking for purpose and direction in precarious romantic situations that simultaneously started unraveling. Something about it all felt juvenile and hurtful, sort of like growing pains that we thought we had already grown out of.”
Liv adds, “We were mid-20-somethings assuming we’d already grown up and learned everything worth knowing about ourselves, but it was a big reminder that new people and situations will always reveal parts of your personality that you didn’t know existed.”