On her 24th birthday, New Orleans DIY queer genius Local Honey rented a motel room by herself with the intention to write music: “I painted my face for the gods, drank an entire bottle of champagne, recorded wails into a computer, and came up with some messy fucking lyrics,” she said. These songs eventually became the sound of White Girl Wasted, Honey’s electronic music project.
Dark, bleak, irreverent and captivating, White Girl Wasted’s debut album, I Fell Asleep Like This, is an invocation of abandon, a siren song to debauchery and lost lovers, ear-splitting anthems for the lost party children of the world.
“I’m not here to make music that is super easy to digest,” Honey said. “The sounds often come from a difficult place in my heart and psyche. I’m influenced by pain, but also drawn to the ethereal abstract side of sound. I think a lot about death: the death of my father, the death of the illusion of a perfect suburban dream, how I’m getting older and my body will eventually perish, the decay of romance, the death of masculinity, and the end of this earth.”
Honey’s music chronicles the lives of queers, how we “drink and do drugs and fuck to cope with […] living in the fringes of society. How we are an inevitable result of a poisonous culture that tries to suppress all avenues of pleasure and magic.”
Below, stream the BULLETT premiere of White Girl Wasted’s debut album, I Fell Asleep Like This, and watch the video for “Post Party Depression,” above: