Laura Stevenson – “Time Bandits”

Em Dubin

Laura Stevenson – “Time Bandits”

Em Dubin

Last year, Laura Stevenson released her latest in a line of great albums, The Big Freeze. Since then, she’s covered Wilco and Neil Young and tourmate Adult Mom.

Today, she’s sharing a new original track that emphasizes our constant anxiety in trying times: “Quit smoking baby, even though the world is ending,” she sings in its opening lines. “Keep looking maybe there’s a place to rest our heads etter than this/ You’ll find the hardest part’s the mark you didn’t make.”

In a series of tweets, here’s what Stevenson had to say about the song:

I wrote this song right after I got married, right as Trump got elected. It was a crazy time and a lot of people felt really hopeless. That hopelessness has lingered over the last 4 years, but humanity and love continue to peak through

thats just the human spirit & Ive been so inspired by those that stay strong and keep fighting to enact some positive change.This song is about how the world might seem like its falling apart but we still have love and all we can do right now is take care of ourselves &each other

Now during THIS crazy time,I find myself 38 weeks pregnant, waiting in selfisolation for my baby to be born, praying that I dont get sick and hoping I go into labor before the hospitals get overrun. Im worried about my baby, In worried about my parents,Im worried about everyone.

I know there is so much uncertainty but maybe this song will provide a little comfort, or just remind you that there’s still hope to be had. Sending everyone my love.

Listen below.

“Time Bandits” is out now.

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