“..a rootsy ballad worth your time...music enthusiasts who live for contemplative Americana really can’t go wrong with what Francine Honey has compiled for us in “Stay,” which collectively sets the bar just a little higher.."
“..a life lesson in the form of a melodic poem...a stellar record, and this single and music video are its crown jewel."
“..a classy singer doing what she does better than most anyone else in her scene can...If there’s one artist that serious Americana aficionados should be following this year, it is unquestionably Francine Honey, who is pulling out the big guns in her new music video and rebelling against the meager standards of a mainstream country sound that is anything but exciting these days."
“...finding her place atop a crowded country hierarchy...intimate and charismatic…a noteworthy highpoint in her young career."
“...brimming with warm harmonies that are as sprawling in style as they are simple in design...a picture window into the heart of one of country’s burgeoning powerhouses."
"Honey brings everything that she’s got as a singer to the table in this song...a major turning point for her journey towards stardom."
" Francine Honey magnificently sketches a portrait of the kind of love that’s tangled right around her veins...“Stay,” which could very well have been recorded by Patsy Cline, taps into the shimmering magic of the Nashville Sound, a golden waltz number that’ll leave you in a daze."
B-SIDES & BADLANDS
“Shacked-up Sweetie” might be the song and video combo that jump-starts a stagnant Nashville scene...a strong contender for best video and single of the year."
Michael Rand, MOBANGELES
“...spellbinding ballads...Canadian country music simply doesn’t get much better than what this skillful songwriter has done in her new record’s eleven engaging songs."
RJ Frometa, VENTS MAGAZINE
"...an impeccably produced album from top to bottom, and has a progressively-styled arrangement of songs that makes it easy to play from beginning to end without feeling the need to shuffle the tracks around..."
Anne Hollisteer, INDIESOURCE
“...an endearing old world charm that is far from the plasticity of the mainstream….Honey’s vocals undisputedly steal the show.”
…infectious from the moment that it touches down...you could definitely make the case for this being the most accessible Canadian country album of the year."
“...Francine Honey should be very proud of this album."
"Honey gets as real as she’s ever been with us in “Stay,” and subsequently dispenses her most relatable and endearing song so far."