October 9, 2019  /  Stereo Honey

They’ve been fairly quiet for pretty much a year now, but Stereo Honey have made their grand return! ‘You Are A Monster’ is massive in all senses, proving that the time away has been invaluable to the band.

If this is a statement of intent, then you best get ready to see a lot more of this London four-piece around from now on. The track is also the first taste of their upcoming debut album that’s set for a 2020 release.

In terms of narration, the track feels deeply personal, tackling themes of male mental health, of which he’s ellaborated on: “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.”