Stereo Honey make bold return with ‘You Are A Monster

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Fresh off their support tour with Amber Run, Stereo Honey has impressed the crowds and critics with their new single ‘You Are A Monster’.

The London quartet have spent almost a year in the studio working on their stadium-sized juggernaut of a single, produced by Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Twin Atlantic).

It’s a huge step up for Stereo Honey, it is a bold, impressive statement of intent and the first taste of the band’s highly anticipated debut album, due for release in 2020 by LAB Records.

Thematically, the track builds on familiar themes in Stereo Honey’s output to date, with frontman and lyricist Pete Restrick’s deeply personal perspective on the topic of male mental health taking centre stage, as he eloquently elaborates;

Talking about the track, the band said: “It’s a song about hopelessness and love but it’s not a hopeless song. The title is meant to be provocative.

“They’re words I’m not exactly comfortable singing based on the simple realisation that in the midst of your own toxicity and self-loathing you can become your own worst enemy.

“I struggle with anxiety and depression and I wasn’t in the best place emotionally when I wrote these lyrics. I felt trapped in a very negative cycle, constantly punishing myself, unable to climb out of the hole that I’d dug.

“This song was an attempt to navigate my emotions and come to some sort of new understanding of my well-being, which feels really positive.”

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Thematically, the track builds on familiar themes in Stereo Honey’s output to date, with frontman and lyricist Pete Restrick’s deeply personal perspective on the topic of male mental health taking centre stage, as he eloquently elaborates;
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