Bear's Den / Share New Song, 'Crow' With Poignant Fan Video
Today, acclaimed duo Bear’s Den release new track ‘Crow’ alongside an emotional new video. Watch & share via YouTube HERE.
The song is taken from their highly anticipated third album ‘So that you might hear me’, which will be released next Friday, 26th April, on Communion Records.
‘Crow’ is one of Bear’s Den’s most personal songs to date. Of the track, singer Andrew Davie says, "The song ‘Crow’ was written in memory of my Mum's boyfriend who lived with us growing up. He was an awesome guy and somewhere between a father figure and a best friend to me growing up but unfortunately, he passed away when I was 15. I wrote this song as I wanted to acknowledge how important and thankful I am to him for helping to raise me and my sister."
For the video, the band invited from all over the world to help them make a film that celebrates the meaning of family. The resulting video, filmed in Nashville, London, Brussels, and Sao Paulo shows fans listening to the track for the first time. Davie continues, “We thought that a music video that celebrated the idea of family would be the most appropriate thing we could do. Frequently we receive an overwhelming number of messages from people telling us about their relationships with the songs and their stories of how those songs have interacted with their lives. We wanted to honour those stories and provide an opportunity for their stories to be told. Once a song is written and recorded and available, we cannot claim it to be ours, alone, anymore. This song lyrically encompasses so much of what we stand for and talking openly about difficult things and sharing those thoughts with our fans mean we can support each other and feel less alone in life's harder moments. There is a weight to our relationship with our audience that we take seriously and won't ever take for granted and that's where the idea for the video for Crow came from.”
'So that you might hear me' was recorded at several studios in Seattle with producer Phil Ek (The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty) and was mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Metronomy). Pairing melodies with poignant and personal lyricism, the need for connection lies at the heart of 'So that you might hear me'.
Band members Andrew Davie and Kevin Jones explain, “The album started out as an attempt at trying to communicate with someone honestly. Our thoughts are not all rational, not all considered or tied up with ribbons and bows. This album is an attempt to reveal the honest and difficult challenge of communicating with anyone that you really care about.”
The album’s previously released songs, ‘Fuel on the Fire’ and ‘Blankets of Sorrow’ continue to receive critical praise. The Independent raves “(‘Fuel on the Fire’) adds glitch beats to traditional rock instrumentation, all thrumming beneath frontman Andrew Davie’s sonorous vocals,” while The Wild Honey Pie furthers “It is obvious from these new singles from the group that their sound is evolving but keeping what has magnificently worked for the band.”
The London-based band played music in various incarnations before officially forming in 2012. Their 2014 debut album, ‘Islands', earned them an Ivor Novello nomination, while their 2016 album, 'Red Earth & Pouring Rain', reached #6 in the UK album chart. The band have sold almost 500,000 records over the course of their career and after four years of nonstop touring have sold over 100,000 tickets worldwide including global festival appearances at Bonnaroo and Glastonbury.
The band have also launched podcast series in the run up to the release of their new album, written and hosted by Sugar High’s Danny Carissimi. Listen HERE.
‘So that you might hear me’ TRACKLISTING:
1. Hiding Bottles
3. Fuel on the Fire
4. Breaker / Keeper
5. Not Every Rive
6. Laurel Wreath
8. Conversations with Ghosts
10. Blankets of Sorrow
Pre-order ‘So that you might hear me’ HERE.
In support of the release, Bear's Den are currently on a European tour that will conclude with two sold-out shows at Shepherds Bush Empire next week.
BEAR’S DEN UK TOUR DATES:
16th April - O2 Academy, Bristol **SOLD OUT**
17th April - O2 Guildhall, Southampton
23rd April - Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London **SOLD OUT**
24th April - Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London **SOLD OUT**