London-Based Hongza Drops Heartbreak Ballad ‘December’

Serving as the follow up to his debut single ‘Gone’, this new offering embraces a change into more band-driven pastures, blending elements of lo-fi pop with thick layers of alternative rock.

Drawing comparisons to the likes of dream-pop duo Beach House and Canadian outfit Alvvays, ‘December’ details the prolonged feeling of heartbreak and guilt in a sonic spectacle of delicious shoegaze. Opening to a gentle compound of ethereal synths and cutesy lo-fi drums, the mix gradually develops in intensity, introducing the warm textures of reverb-drenched guitars that swoon and bend against the soothing stack of vocals.

Sincerity is a tough emotion to truly convey, yet with its brutally honest lyricism and ambiently dynamic soundscape this single manages to capture it with ease, asserting itself as a stirring testament to overcoming our own suffering.

“December came the day after I wrote Gone as an extension of my heartbreak at the time. It’s about the initial stages of a breakup where you feel like you’re going insane & all you want to do is talk to the person that is now out of your life. The stupid decision you made after day 1 of the break up has ruined that great relationship you had. I guess it’s an I’m sorry song. ”


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