Filipino indie band Cheats have released a music video for their latest single, “Honey Calm Down.”
Released Wednesday, February 16, the music video for “Honey Calm Down” sees the band reunite at a house party, despite growing tensions between two couples. After sharing their woes, the women let loose and danced around the enclosure.
“Honey Calm Down” is a bright dance-pop song that focuses on the realities of being in a relationship and learning to work through the ups and downs that come with love.
Watch the music video for “Honey Calm Down” below.
Sung by co-vocalists Candy Gamos and Saab Magalona, ”Honey Calm Down” was written by frontman Jim Bacarro in 2017, who initially envisioned the song from a male perspective. After developing the track further, he tweaked its lyrics in 2020 to reflect the female perspective, according to a press release.
“Honey Calm Down” marks the band’s first release of the year. At the end of October, Cheats released “Hakbang”, the lead single from their upcoming third studio album. The album has yet to be given a title or release date, and it is unclear if “Honey Calm Down” will appear on the album.
Upon the release of ‘Hakbang’, Bacarro announced that Cheats’ upcoming third album would be “exciting”. “For the very first time, all we’re thinking about is music,” he said. “We don’t have to worry about all the other stuff.”
Cheats’ upcoming third album will follow their 2017 release “Before the Babies” and 2016’s self-titled debut album, the latter of which included the song “Newspaper Girl.”