Tuesday 5 November 2019

EP NEWS: Bear's Den - 'Only Son of the Falling Snow'

If the 2016 track Berlin is anything to go by, Bear's Den are the masters of creating beautifully cosy music for the cooler months. Which is good news, because they've just shared new track Only Son of the Falling Snow, alongside news of a three-track EP of the same name, due 6th December. Their first new music since the release of their album So that you might hear me back in April, Davie explains that creating an EP between albums offered the opportunity to "work on and explore something more musically sparse and lyrically reflective [...] a collection of songs united by a sense of what Winter means to us. In all its beauty, sadness, stillness and its ability to transform and bring things back to life." 

Talking about the title track of the EP, Davie continues to explain that it is "a very nostalgic and reflective song. It imagines someone looking back on their own life and walking into their old house, reliving some pivotal moments of their life and re-engaging with who they are as a person and where they're at now. I read Winter, the novel by Ali Smith, and it really inspired me to want to write songs specifically about Winter. I think it's an incredibly inspiring time of year and it was a really fun and collaborative process for Kev and I to work on these songs, flesh them out, and bring them to life: embracing piano ideas and more acoustic elements whilst still exploring electronic textures behind the more reflective lyrics and sparse arrangements."

Bear's Den have just kicked off another leg of touring for So that you might hear me, with shows in the UK until mid November preceding a string of European dates, before they return for a triumphant London headline at the Eventim Apollo on February 20th. Full dates and tickets here.

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