Meadowlark have unveiled their new single Quicksand, written by the Bristol duo (Kate McGill; vocals and keys and Dan Broadley; guitars) after they were deeply moved by a story on Humans of New York (HONY) about a family working in a brick kiln in Pakistan. The pair weren’t the only ones moved by the words and photos of the HONY post, within mere days the story went on to fundraise over $2 million for the charity working with families trapped in this situation.

McGill explains, “We were so heartbroken reading these stories. We get so swept up in our lives and forget how lucky we are on a daily basis. We wanted to acknowledge these incredibly brave people and all those who devote their lives to helping them.’”

Released as a standalone single, ‘Quicksand’ swiftly follows the Bristol duo’s recent EP, Paraffin which came out earlier this year on Believe Recordings (James Vincent McMorrow, Aquilo). Fresh from playing numerous festivals including Dot to Dot and Bushstock, as well as a sold-out show supporting Mt Wolf at Hackney’s Oslo, Meadowlark will embark on a UK headline tour throughout September and October including a performance at Manchester’s Fallow Cafe on 30 September.

Meadowlark perform at Manchester’s Fallow Cafe on 30 September.