Making their return after almost a year spent in the studio, Stereo Honey make their return on the 4th October with ‘You Are A Monster’, a stadium sized juggernaut of a single, produced by Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Twin Atlantic). A huge step up for the London based four piece, 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. It arrives just as Stereo Honey head out on tour supporting Amber Run, taking in London’s legendary Roundhouse on 19th October.
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;
“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.”