a long wait for bad news [Single]

by wojtek the bear

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Scottish Fiction are proud to present 'a long wait for bad news', the new single from Glasgow four-piece wojtek the bear. 'a long wait for bad news' is the second of four singles being released by wojtek the bear during 2019, all of which will be collected on a limited edition 12” vinyl, 'old names for new shapes', in November 2019.

Working again with acclaimed producer Jamie Savage at Chem19 Studios [The Twilight Sad, Miaoux Miaoux, The Phantom Band, RM Hubbert], wojtek the bear find themselves ruminating about our ever-increasingly connected and online world. A melancholic guitar line brilliantly sets the somber atmosphere, atop which lead singer Tam Killean's vocals ring out with a sorrowful, yet hopeful knowingness. That hope is carried through to the closing stages of the track, driven by rising drums, before turning back in on itself as the track fades out.

Lyrically, Killean explains his thought process, "I've been thinking a lot recently about smartphones, technology, and social media. In particular how they've affected all of us, how we interact with each other, how we feel about ourselves, especially my own relationship with them. The song deals with how I've struggled to restrict myself from these things in an attempt to to walk back from the insidious, awful effect it can have on our self-esteem and mental health."


released July 19, 2019


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