HONNE’s origin story is one of love at first sight. Well, not really, but kind of. Meeting on their first day of university, Andy Clutterbuck and James Hatcher quickly realised that they were kindred spirits musically speaking, and as day faded to night, the pair engaged in their first musical collaboration. Tweak a few details, and relocate the setting from South-West England to the US, and you have yourself a cookie-cutter Hollywood romance story. Drawing inspiration from a mid-night viewing of Lost In Translation, and time spent by Clutterbuck in Japan, the duo later decided on adopting the Japanese word honne – meaning one’s true feeling and desires, or true intentions – as the name for their collaboration.
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