Folk-pop duo Bear’s Den return once again to deliver new single ‘Stitch In Time’.
‘Stitch In Time’ was developed during the writing process for their newest full-length LP, and were inspired to complete the song after finally returning to touring once again. Reflecting on the themes of trauma and depression that had honed their recent material, this new offering makes for a bold and engaging listen that perfectly illustrates the grateful mindset the duo have maintained since returning to the studio.
Adding about the story behind ‘Stitch In Time’ they said, “A Stitch in Time was a piano idea I was working on while writing Blue Hours and the first time I played through the rough sketch of the idea on piano to anyone was in RAK studios while working on the song New Ways. It felt like both Kev and I were immediately excited by the idea of the song back then and complimentary musical ideas felt immediate and exciting for both of us so as soon as I got back from the tour I focussed on finishing it.
“After being on the road as a band for the first time in a couple years after making Blue Hours, it felt so amazing and inspiring to be back playing to audiences again. It also felt like there was another side to the Blue Hours album that needed exploring. We had about 20 demos for Blue Hours but there were about as many more in varying states of completion that were also exciting. Stitch in Time being one of those. Super inspired by playing those shows again as a band, we decided to finish off a bunch more songs once we got back from tour and we recorded this one at the brilliant Middle Farm Studios in Devon.
“‘Stitch in Time’ is a song exploring ideas around trauma. Specifically the idea of reaching back through time to be with someone in a difficult moment and just being with them and letting them know that it’s not ok. Reaching someone before that moment becomes woven tightly into the fabric of their character. A theme of the newer songs is fears around parenthood. Recognising that I don’t want my kid to inherit some of the difficult things I went through or develop any of my unhealthy ways of dealing with stuff. “A stitch in time saves nine” is an old saying that essentially means if you can sort something out in the right moment – it might save you a lot more work down the line”. That’s kinda the essence of the song.”
Having just completed the European and UK leg of their extensive touring schedule, Bear’s Den are currently touring across North America.
The full list of dates are:
14th Sept – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
15th Sept – New York, NY – Webster Hall
16th Sept – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
17th Sept – Boston, MA – Royale
20th Sept – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
21st Sept – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
23rd Sept – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
24th Sept – Iowa City, IA – The Englert Theatre
25th Sept – Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads Saloon
27th Sep – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
28th Sept – Salt Lake City, UT – The Common Wealth Room
30th Sept – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
1st Oct – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
3rd Oct – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
5th Oct – Felton, CA – Felton Music Hall
6th Oct – San Francisco, CA – August Hall
8th Oct – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour