‘Honest’ is the new track from Californian group ‘The Neighbourhood’ which is set to be the official soundtrack for the Amazing Spider-Man 2. Forming in 2011, they have stormed the alternative indie/rock scene thanks to their B&W aesthetics and incredible music, including singles such as ‘Sweater Weather’ and ‘Afraid’.
‘Honest’ is an emotionally dark and melancholy track about betrayal, a lack of honesty and the hope for change. ‘Honest’ combines hip-hop style beats with ambient keys and echoing guitars, while Jesse Rutherford’s heartfelt vocals get more and more desperate in his plead for honesty – ‘I Wish You Could Be Honest’.
Although at first it may be hard to imagine this as the soundtrack to the new Spidey film, the message behind the song, failing to be honest with the people you love, is a perfect fit and helps paint a picture of the difficulty Spiderman has about revealing his true identity; something I believe we all struggle with at some point in life.