Believe it or not, but Billy Corgan continues to keep good on his word. As he continues to chisel down the 44-track album Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, fans can find solace in knowing that they’re only 41 tracks away from completion. Today, Corgan unveils a new tune in the collection that includes “A Song for a Son” and “Widow Wake My Mind”. It’s titled “A Stitch in Time” and just as the lone member of the Smashing Pumpkins promised, it’s psychedelic and dreamy.
More acoustic flare pops up again, keeping a melancholic beat that works well against both an organ and, wait for it, a sitar. Yes, the instrumentation is quite beautiful. However, the melody is a bit sophomoric, and when Corgan preaches, “It’s just a stitch in time/it’s perfect I don’t mind,” you can’t help but roll your eyes. The lyrics do pick up towards the end (“You’re everywhere at once/and you can’t catch me”), although more of those Zeitgeist-styled harmonies return, only cementing the fact that this is really a one-man show.
Much like the previous songs, it doesn’t beg to be re-listened, but given its price (free!), you can’t argue that it’s a steal.