Honey Oat’s “A Small Piece Of String” is a full measure of jazzy hip-hop

The New York City experimental jazz group’s new album is out March 15.

March 12, 2019
Honey Oat’s “A Small Piece Of String” is a full measure of jazzy hip-hop

Honey Oat's upcoming self-titled album is an exciting and often surprising effort full of groovy misfit jazz, like the song "A Small Piece Of String," premiering today on The FADER. Guest rapper Maassai brings out the morose angles of Honey Oat's music: "Not much is easily erased, I treat my smile like it's face paint," she raps over smooth electric piano and smokey rhythm section.

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Over email, the band wrote that "A Small Piece of String" was "a spontaneous window into Honey Oat's topography. This track features vocalist Maassai with a verse about 'an alter ego living in a utopian world where I'd be able to exist authentically, fearlessly and comfortable in my own skin.'"

Listen to "A Small Piece Of Skin" below. Honey Oat's self-titled album is out March 15 via Astro Nautico. Preorder it here and peep the band's tour dates below.

Honey Oat tour dates

3/13 - Brooklyn NY - Three's Brewing
3/14 - Annandale-on-Hudson NY - Bard College
3/15 - Bennington VT - Bennington College
3/17 - Amherst MA - UMass Amherst
3/21 - Philadelphia PA - House show
3/22 - Haverford PA - Haverford College
3/26 - Brooklyn NY - C'mon Everybody
3/29 - Middletown CT - Wesleyan University

Honey Oat’s “A Small Piece Of String” is a full measure of jazzy hip-hop