She gave us a sweet getaway with her first single “Soft & Tender”, she now comes back with “Miel”, a ballad that is a little more electronic than the previous one. This time around, she brings to light the concept of love and the social pressures that force women to have a child at a certain age, at a certain moment in their life ; “Miel” by November Ultra – which is the French word for “honey” – is to be listened to as if you were reading a letter out loud, a letter that has been put into a song and that we would listen to immerse ourselves in the life of another.

“This shit is getting scary
You’re pressuring me like crazy, it’s crazy
Don’t wanna live life in rewind
Having my future lay behind…”

She had welcomed us in her secret garden through her track “Soft & Tender”, an acoustic song that let her express herself about her emotions. This time, we get to know more about her with “Honey”, an alternative-pop track guided by a sweet and hypnotic voice.

However, no matter how sweet the song happens to be, “Honey” is actually a song that depicts a sad reality : that of a woman who can no longer live with a man because of the pressure he puts on her in order to have a child. After a few vocalizations, we hear a conversation with her inner self, a conversation that sounds like a monologue at first, a discussion that depicts a difficult realization: that of breaking up with your significant other. It is a difficult subject to talk about, but November Ultra does it brilliantly ; the track, as complex as it is, is in reality a true sentimental ballad, it is simply far away from the love song standards we are all so used to hearing. In fact, when the deep meaning of the lyrics have been put aside, the instrumental acts as honey, which helps pass this rough decision down – a title therefore cleverly chosen by the artist !

Miel Honey November Ultra Agua Roja

November Ultra is to be found on all streaming platforms. You can also follow her on Instagram !

About the Author: Cloé Gruhier

As a music web writer for several years, I have developed a particularly devoted passion for electronic and alternative musics. From the ethereal melodies of Max Cooper to the introspective music and lyrics of Banks, my radar has me listening to the wide French and international independent music scene... all of this between communication plans for independent labels and artists !