Listen: Stereo Honey – ‘The Bay’

Inspired by a real life tragedy...

Stereo Honey have shared soaring, emphatically moving new track 'The Bay'.

The London group will release debut EP 'Monuments' shortly, a demonstration of their profound ambition and sheer emotional weight.

New track 'The Bay' is online, and it was prompted by the tragic deaths of 23 Chinese workers by Morecombe Bay in 2004.

Undocumented and exploited, the Chinese workers had little knowledge of local geography and were caught out by shifting tides – two bodies were never found.

Pete Restrick said on writing the lyrics: "I was thirteen when the Morecambe Bay tragedy happened. My grandparents had a caravan on the edge of the bay at Grange-over-Sands. I remember me and my brothers playing there when we visited Morecambe, running out into the sand under the close watch of my dad who would shout at us if we ran too far out."

"The lyrics of this song entail both a physical connection and a personal memory to an event I could not fully understand at the time. The bay is a love song written from the perspective of the two bodies that were never recovered, clinging onto one another whilst the water rises around them. ‘Here comes the tide, wait for a lifeline / Place your fingers in mine, we'll wait for a lifetime".

A moving return, you can check out 'The Bay' below.

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