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June 27, 2019 - Pulp
ART AND "SOUL": HONEY MONSOON'S NEW ALBUM LOOKS FOR THE LIGHT WITHIN
In Opal Soul, it's apparent we've all naturally done a lot of growth. After reassembling over half of our band members, our sound has become more cohesive, and so the songs were able to develop a lot more. I'm in a totally different songwriting universe right now than I was when I was writing Rose Gold. I'm heavily inspired by world music and neo-soul. With the addition of a horn section, and the incredible music community in the greater Detroit area, we were able to add so many different textures and colors to the production.
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February 16, 2019 - The Stratton Setlist
Float On – Honey Monsoon Release Atmospheric New Single ‘Cloud’ from Forthcoming ‘Opal Soul’ Album
With a vibrant new single and lineup, Honey Monsoon is floating in a new musical stratosphere.
Earlier this week, the metro Detroit jazz-fusion quintet dropped their latest single, “Cloud,” a five-and-a-half-minute peaceful sonic journey filled with funky guitars, bright synths, gentle cymbal crashes and slow grooves.
That uplifting musical path soars to the sky-high auditory intersection of jazz, disco, rock, funk, soul and R&B – think Stevie Wonder, Nile Rodgers, George Benson, Sade and Toro y Moi combining their signature styles into an atmospheric sound.
August 17, 2018 - Current Magazine
Medicinal Music - Honey Monsoon's jazz fusion sound comforts 'Om of Medicine' patients
Patients battling pain, cancer and other ailments can watch Honey Monsoon’s live, intimate performance in Om of Medicine’s colorfully decorated front lounge and momentarily escape from their health struggles. They also can watch the show through live video streaming via Om of Medicine’s Facebook page.
“I think one of the things Om is really good at is being an inspiring place,” said Gomulka. “You go in, and you instantly feel better, and you talk to people who actually care about you. You’re in this amazing, peaceful, calming, energizing place and have music that’s stimulating.”
April 13, 2018 - Detroit Metro Times
17 female musicians from metro Detroit you need to be listening to right now
Honey Monsoon knows a thing or two about being sweet and smooth. The ambient jazz outfit couples traditional elements with a modern twist. The five-piece performs with a live painter, making the group a cut above the rest.
April 7, 2018 - The Stratton Setlist
Buzzworthy — Honey Monsoon Drenches Detroit in Jazz-inspired Indie Rock
"For Honey Monsoon, the sweet sounds of jazz-inspired indie rock, neo soul and funk are dripping heavily throughout metro Detroit’s music scene..."
March 13, 2018 CW - Detroit Proud Playlist
Creating a genre all their own, Honey Monsoon brings a youthful vibe to smooth jazz numbers and creates a heartwarming listening experience that feels bright and inviting. These talented musicians come together with sultry keys, fresh drums, bright guitar melodies and a playful sax that will instantly rope you in. The lyricism is practically poetry and the vocals soothe and woo you.
February 7, 2018 - Concentrate Ann Arbor
On the Ground Ypsilanti - What keeps Ypsi's music scene rocking?
Gomulka says Honey Monsoon draws its largest crowds in Ypsi, a sign of its "homegrown support." Because of that support, she thinks it's even easier for musicians to express themselves. She says there’s a lot of talk about collaboration to form a stronger music community that will benefit every band. "Everyone you meet has something that they do and that they take pride in and that they’re known for, and it kind of gives everyone their own identity," Gomulka says.