wojtek the bear release new single some states via Scottish Fiction
Scottish Fiction are delighted to present some states, the latest and last of this year’s releases from Glasgow’s five-piece wojtek the bear. some states completes the band’s quartet of singles released during 2019, all of which are now collected on a limited edition 12″ vinyl, old names for new shapes.
some states sees the band continue their fruitful working relationship with acclaimed producer Jamie Savage at Chem19 Studios [The Twilight Sad, Miaoux Miaoux, The Phantom Band, RM Hubbert]. some states taps straight into a rich vein of melancholy with it’s early ’90’s alternative guitar line and laid back vocals. The addition of strings to the bands permanent sound, once again serves to enrich and lift the track with soaring runs that create a lasting smile that only just the right piece of music can do.
Lead singer, and chief lyricist Tam Killean explains how the song came about, “it’s a song about that particuarly painful end section of a failing relationship when it feels like all you’re doing is arguing with the other person over the most ridiculous things, look who used the last of the toothpaste and didn’t replace it. The title comes from that old(ish) Scottish expression – “I’ve never been to America, but I’ve been in some states!” I just really liked that dark, self-depreciating humour of it. I think it’s that ability to see the humour in the darkest of times that allows us to get through things sometimes.”
The video for the single, shot by Kris Boyle, sees the band expand on the darkly-comic theme of failure with a Nigel Mansell obsessed Killean trying, and failing, to emulate his hero’s exploits on the track. You can watch the new video below:
some states was released digitally on all platforms on 22nd November 2019 via Scottish Fiction. Save the single via Spotify here. Orders of the 12″ vinyl are available here with an immediate download of slow tv plus the band’s three other singles from the year.