Hard rockers STITCHED UP HEART have released the official lyric video for the title track of their upcoming album, “Darkness”. Check it out below. The disc will be released in the spring of 2020 via RED Music.
“The song ‘Darkness’ is dedicated to a few of our closest fans of the band,” states STITCHED UP HEART frontwoman Alecia “Mixi” Demner. “It’s about going through dark times over and over again and not being afraid anymore. Knowing that you have made it through before and will make it out alive again.”
The 13-song follow-up to 2016’s “Never Alone”, “Darkness” was produced by produced by Matt Good of FROM FIRST TO LAST and D.R.U.G.S. The effort will include the previously released single “Lost”, featuring a guest appearance by GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna.
Demner told Billboard that she became friends with Erna some years ago, and he actually did some songwriting with her for the album. “We didn’t end up using those songs, but he agreed to be on [‘Lost’] when we wrote it at the end of the record,” she said. “I just think he put a really cool spin on this song. His take on the bridge portion is just great; He’s that evil entity in your head that tells you that you can’t do this or you’re not good enough, that you’re not worth anything, all the horrible things you can spin out of control without realizing it’s just your thought processing.”
STITCHED UP HEART recently finished playing U.S. and Canadian dates with GODSMACK and VOLBEAT.
Demner performed as a vocalist in various bands before starting STITCHED UP HEART in 2010. She previously told Spokesman.com that her influences are appropriately and wildly eclectic: PANTERA, GLASSJAW, DEFTONES, Louis Armstrong.
“I really like mixing those elements,” Demner said, “the heavy, drop-tuned guitars with something that catches your attention and that you can remember.”