Sixteen-year-old Yorkshire folk-rock balladeer Billie Marten makes exceptionally gauzy, sweeping songs. Her latest offering was the gorgeous “Milk & Honey.” It has one of the most devastating and simultaneously catchy choruses I’ve heard in a while: “But all you want is milk/ More than you can drink/ And all you want is honey/ You can’t take the sting/ You live for overkill/ But you’re ungrateful still/ All you want is honey, well, honey I tried.”
Today she gives “Milk & Honey” the visual treatment, and the clip is equally as beautiful as the song. Marten wanders through a Japanese botanical garden filled with lush flowers and greenery. The lingering images of her meandering delicately with a gloomy expression contrasts with the strong, stoic images of a samurai practicing marshal arts. The opposing imagery invigorates the lyrics and sentiment of the song for quite the evocative pairing. -- Stereogum
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