19 year old British artist, Tom King’s betrayal anthem, “Honest” captures his vocal talent. With a range similar to artists such as Adele and Sam Smith, he could top global charts. He also expresses his feelings of heartbreak so strongly, you can hear it in his voice. “Honest” shows that the powerfully hurt feelings of the heartbroken should never be underestimated.
Why King Created the Anthem of Betrayal with “Honest”
Taking a look at Tom King’s Anthem of Betrayal “Honest,” it is unclear exactly how his feelings came to be this way. His significant other could have lied to him about something big. Maybe they cheated on him. Maybe it’s a combination of both. Regardless of what made him feel this way, he’s clearly hurt badly by someone once trusted. For example, “You could be rude, you could be angry. You could be sad, you could be jealous and you could be crude, you could be lonely. You could be mad, but you couldn’t be honest.” Understandably, it sounds like honesty is one of the most important qualities in a partner for King.
Along with betrayal, in this anthem, King is also battling his first heartbreak. For instance, “You were my first love but you could’ve been my last, still you couldn’t show me love yeah, I knew that.” With that said, his love for this person was so strong, he initially saw potential for forever. Sadly, that ship sailed after they completely destroyed his trust for them. Like most healthy relationships, King likely thought that his significant other would be the last person to ever make him feel betrayal. Unfortunately, who he once thought was the love of his life did some damage to him that may take a while to recover from in order to trust again in the future.