Northern Irish founded Rews are back with their next single Monsters, the band’s follow up to empowerment anthem Birdsong. The track is an expression of an inner battle and aims to be an anthem for positive mental health showing the protagonist in the video, metaphorically taking on the battle with the inner critic. Balancing their old sound with a new grunge statement, their new concept and lyricism is a cathartic release for Shauna Tohill and her progression as an artist and her journey in Rews.
“Monsters is a song about taming your inner critic or inner monsters. I want this song to be a positive source of inspiration and strength for all who struggle with the harsh words of their inner critic. Together, we can pull through those darker days & you will come to see that you wonderful as you are. ”
The track shows the true power and emotion in Shauna’s writing and allows her to express her opinion and journey with mental health in a track that keeps an upbeat energy and flow throughout. Commenting directly on the video, Tohill said “I really wanted to produce a creative, thought provoking video that had a metaphorical representation on the meaning behind Monsters. Because the song is dark yet empowering one, I was keen to capture something that represented both of those things drawing inspiration from the likes of the Black Mirror series meets Foo Fighters fun. It was during the brainstorming session that Callum (Jupp, director) and I collaborated and came up with the storyline which was to try and tell a story that we can all connect with.” It is released ahead of the bands March headline tour, a perfect follow up to their time on the road at the end of 2019 with The Darkness. The band also take the stage at 2000 Trees and Y Not in the coming summer.
Rews can be seen live across the UK throughout March:
Mar 11th – King Tuts, Glasgow
Mar 12th – The Key Club, Leeds
Mar 13th – Night People, Manchester
Mar 14th – Bodega, Nottingham
Mar 19th – Camden Assembly, London
Mar 20th – Waterfront Studios, Norwich
Mar 21st – O2 Institute, Birmingham
Mar 26th – The Exchange, Bristol
Mar 27th – Joiners, Southampton