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Honesty Fan Memory
Trying to find a way to leave this party
From : Lemming
Whatever its true origin story may be, and only Editors know, Honesty feels like a distillation of all the turbulence they underwent while recording of their fourth record. The push and pull of doubt and ambition actively working against each other, and woven with plaintive tones. Whereas a lot of other songs by the band contain bursts of daylight between the sheets of black rain they invoke, this one has dejection resolutely embedded at sinew level. I've wondered if there's an overt lyrical nod towards Andy Burrows, with whom Tom had written and recorded the Smith and Burrows album as partial therapy during one of Editors' darkest episodes, buried in Honesty's lyrics? Specifically the lines "The radio said we're in for a fall, The TV says nothing at all", which remind me of the song "America" by Razorlight. It's possibly just a coincidence, I know. As a side note, have you ever seen who directed the promo video for Honesty? Favourite Colour: Black. Never more appropriate.
The Black Gold Archives

Welcome to the Black Gold Archives. Explore the timeline as it chronicles sixteen tracks that make up the Black Gold greatest hits record and discover stories from each song. Videos, photos and memories written by the band and people who lived through every era of Editors. And, most importantly, add your own memory to the archives and let the whole world share in it. Every memory that is shared will be added to the archive. A photo of a tiny, sweaty gig in the early 2000s… A grainy video taken from your old camera phone thrust in the air while you lived out your favourite festival moment… Or maybe words. A story, a moment, a memory.

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