Ottawa newcomers Bearings introduce their debut album, ‘Blue in the Dark’, out now via Pure Noise Records.
Hey Bearings. How long has ‘Blue In The Dark’ been in the works, were you putting it together at the same time as last year’s EP?
The EP actually was put together over three recording sessions over the span of a year. So it was a different process this time around; a little more organised and put together. I’m always writing and while there was ideas down for the full-length, nothing we had jammed as a full band prior to the release of our EP.
What does “blue in the dark” mean?
It’s the moon in the night sky.
Did your time on the road with State Champs and Four Year Strong affect the record, or your process at all?
Yeah, it was great meeting those guys and seeing the work they put in. I got the opportunity to work on a couple of tracks with Alan, and it was great. The approach was very different in terms of the actual writing process. We are so thankful to have been on those tours as they put us in the right headspace concerning knowing where this record needs to be at.
Do you have any musician mentors helping you navigate the music biz?
Our manager Joe does a great job of looking after us. We are lucky to have a close relationship with him and to always have him in our corner.