When we last caught up with Nathan Honoré in late 2018, the Milwaukee singer-songwriter—who performs under the Next Paperback Hero moniker—was getting listeners into the yuletide spirit with his two-track Christmas Eve EP. A year later, Next Paperback Hero put out another December release. This time around, that EP—The Next Time—ditched the holiday theme in favor of more introspective subject matter.
“I wanted to change the dialogue,” Honoré says. “Instead of pointing the finger at external forces or drowning in past failures, I took a hard look at myself and decisions that I have or have not made.”
That shift in dialogue is especially evident on “Never Know.” Honoré tells Milwaukee Record the EP’s lead single is “a reflection on waiting for the right moment before acting and letting the fear of failure inhibit action.”
The self-reflective song gets an equally personal video treatment from videographer Nick Zoulek, who filmed Honoré performing the song at the cozy confines of The Wood Violet Tap House in Bay View. Seize the day (while staying safely indoors) and watch Next Paperback Hero’s “Never Know” music video below.