Honey Harper's debut album, Starmaker, had one boot in classic country and the other classic dreampop, sorta like if Glen Campbell's band included Cocteau Twins guitarist Robin Guthrie. But on new album Honey Harper & The Infinite Sky, William Fussell sheds much of the ethereal shimmer for a purer country and more personal songs, backed by a band that includes cofounder and partner Alana Pagnutti, John Carroll Kirby (Solange, Steve Lacy), Spoon keyboardist Alex Fischel, and more. There are a still spectral, trippy moments and some fun songs too, like the Bee Gees-inspired "Boots Mine Gold." Read our review here and listen to the album below.
We asked Will to tell us more about what makes The Infinite Sky tick, and he gave us a list of influences that includes icons (George Jones, Terry Allen, Bruce Springsteen), genius outliers (Jim Sullivan), and more. Check out his list with commentary below.