Honeycomb is said to hit the sweet spot between jitwam.’s work in dance music and efforts as a bandleader. It aims to encapsulate his diverse upbringing in India and Australia, before living in monasteries in Thailand, orphanages in South Africa, and finally the US, where he currently resides. It was recorded at the Steam Room Sessions studio in London, where Natureboy lent his touch across collaborative sessions.
We’re left with sonic “diary entries” that put a magnifying glass on life’s mundane moments, turning them into inspired tales of life, love, sadness, and periods of ecstatic release," we're told, tracing jitwam’s "curious path through the years." The sounds range from broken microphone blues, heartfelt vocals, and smooth assorted instrumentation.
The album follows jitwam.’s EPs on his own imprint, The Jazz Diaries, which secured him a spot on Moodymann’s DJ Kicks compilation. He released his debut album, ज़ितम सिहँ, in 2017.
Ahead of the album's release, Jitwam has shared "temptations," a classic soul joint featuring his most sensual guitar work yet and Marie Bashiru on backing vocals. “’temptations’” is an ode to the forbidden fruit we all face in our life…with focus, discipline and respect, you can learn to direct the changes that happen in your life,” Jitwam. says.
01. busstop 03:39
02. temptations 02:50
03. diamonds 03:06
04. hearts don’t lie 02:32
05. i’m a rock 03:24
06. b i t c h 03:08
07. I don’t know 02:25
08. universes 03:25
09. trustt 02:14
10. opendoors 02:42
11. country & western 02:57
12. aria's song (contains hidden track - Confessions) 06:21
Honeycomb LP lands May 3 via Tartelet Records, with "temptations" below.