After taking a short hiatus throughout most of 2021, Bear’s Den are now back to break their silence as they reemerge with the outstanding offering ‘All That You Are.’
Speaking about the new release, the band’s Andrew Davie said, “‘All That You Are’ is a song that was born on Bear’s Den’s first ever tour – The Austin To Boston tour way back in 2012. It’s been a soundcheck jam for so long and feels like an intrinsic part of what Bear’s Den stands for as a band even if it’s been unreleased for so long.”
Originally appearing in the 2012 documentary ‘Austin To Boston,’ which also featured live performances from Ben Howard, The Staves, and Nathaniel Rateliff, ‘All That You Are’ is a warm and effervescent addition to their ever-growing repertoire. Recorded in a studio for the first time, this single aims to ignite the next phase of the band’s musical evolution as they ready themselves for more new music to come.
“It’s a song fundamentally about hoping for happiness for someone else even if you can’t be the one that makes them happy. It’s also about not being ashamed about looking for that same happiness for yourself.” Davie explains.
“In a way it feels like a mission statement of the band to reconnect with this song from way back when and to perform it unashamedly with a bold and beautiful string arrangement from Sally Herbert and some beautiful performance from some friends of ours both old and new.
“The opportunity to work with Sally Herbert (Rex Orange County, Florence and the Machine, Liam Gallagher) was a real dream of ours, together with the fantastic Matt Douglas (Bon Iver, Sylvan Esso) on Clarinets/Saxophone and Paul Frith on horns.
“We hope you enjoy it.“
The band’s most recent album ‘Fragments’ was also recorded in collaboration with composer/arranger Paul Frith, the mind behind arrangements for music giants including The xx and Radiohead, and has seen them grow to more than 425 million streams online and 500K album sales equivalents since they first began.
Since the release of their breakthrough debut album ‘Islands’ in 2014, Bear’s Den have quickly grown to become one of the UK’s most loved outfits. With their follow-up LPs ‘Red Earth & Pouring Rain’ and ‘So that you might hear me’ both landing in the UK Top 20 album charts upon their release, the band’s profile has grown from strength to strength in the last few years.
Following on from the release of their third album ‘So that you might hear me’ last year, the band conducted huge sell out tours of the UK, North America and arena shows in Europe, as well as a jam-packed summer festival season, an intimate ‘Highlands and Islands’ tour of the Scottish Highlands, and a run of shows supporting Neil Young in Germany bringing their total headline tour ticket sales tally to nearly quarter of a million worldwide.