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Monday 29 April 2019

So That You Might Hear Me: Bear's Den Team Up With Fans & Families In Poignant Video For New Album Track

Sonically sitting effortlessly between 2014's debut Islands and follow-up Red Earth and Pouring RainBear's Den's new studio album, So That You Might Hear Me, fuses acoustic instruments and electronics throughout the album so organically it seems foolish to distinguish between them. 

The result is a record that is both bold and exposed, at once intimate and widescreen.

While the music leads the listener down different paths, the lyrics unfold as though revealing secrets, each line littered with clues. 

Singer Andrew Davie explains: 

"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." 

Emblematic of their poignant lyricism, the band have released new track & videoCrow.

Crow is one of Bear's Den's most personal songs to date.  

Of the track, Davie says: 

"The song 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."

The London-based band played music in various incarnations before officially forming in 2012. 

The band also launched a podcast series in the run up to the release of their new album, written and hosted by Sugar High's Danny Carissimi. Listen here:

by: Mike Cobley

Related links

Bear's Den Podcast


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