Honesty is always appreciated, but when did it become so scary? To be truly open, you've got to be vulnerable, and no one understands that more than the musicians and artists who rely on connections so real, fans can feel it through the speaker.
San Holo (born Sander van Dijck) is on a mission to be as real as possible in every aspect of his life. There's always an intimacy to his music, even when it's bombastic, and in "Honest," his first single of 2020, he wears that worry on his sleeve.
"I spent over two years changing the drop over and over again," van Djick says. "I was trying to get it to sound as ‘radio-friendly’ as possible, even though I always loved the very first original version which I had started calling the ‘ugly drop.’ I started to produce the song with my head instead of my heart, which is never a good thing to do for me. Eventually I realized that the ‘ugly drop’ was exactly what made that song so special and heartfelt, so I stuck to the very first version and went with that."