In March, PACKS released Crispy Crunchy Nothing. The band’s sophomore LP built on the momentum that had been sparked around the Madeline Link-led project with the release of their 2021 debut Take The Cake. The album was an exciting step forward for the band and one that pushed their sound in some promising new directions.
That promise has been realized far sooner than even the most optimistic PACKS fan could have hoped, as now they are announcing their third LP Melt The Honey (due out January 19 on Fire Talk), and sharing the album’s not-quite-title-track ‘Honey,’ with its accompanying video.
Part of the vibrancy of the recording comes from an underlying emotional shift in Link’s life: falling in love. The album’s title draws from the lead single ‘Honey,’ written in a Chilean beach town where Link briefly lived ensconced in these feelings, sharing a home with her romantic partner and allowing herself to experience life in an easier way, through the lens of having someone by her side.
“I wrote this song while I was living in a tiny beach town in Chile, nestled between two hills,” Link explains. “They don’t have maple syrup down there so we’d have honey instead. To keep the honey from burning you have to melt it a special way! As this developed into a habit, I think I was struck by how cute it was.”
Melt the Honey:
- 89 Days
- Pearly Whites
- Take Care
- Her Garden
- Paige Machine
- Time Loop