Artist: Bear’s Den
Album: Blue Hours
Genre: Alternative Rock
Release Date: 2022
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24bit, 96 kHz
Total Tracks: 10
Total Size: 873 MB
1-01. Bear’s Den – New Ways (03:50)
1-02. Bear’s Den – Blue Hours (03:53)
1-03. Bear’s Den – Frightened Whispers (04:00)
1-04. Bear’s Den – Gratitude (04:24)
1-05. Bear’s Den – Shadows (05:03)
1-06. Bear’s Den – All That You Are (04:10)
1-07. Bear’s Den – Spiders (03:48)
1-08. Bear’s Den – Selective Memories (03:58)
1-09. Bear’s Den – On Your Side (04:56)
1-10. Bear’s Den – All The Wrong Places (05:04)
“It is with the utmost excitement and joy that we can announce that we will be releasing a brand new album on May 13. We couldn’t be more proud of it and look forward to you hearing it!” reads the announcement on Bear’s Den’s Facebook page. The joy is all ours.
Because after the British indie-folk band last released its album “Fragments” in 2020, for which it worked with composer and arranger Paul Frith to give some of its songs a new interpretation, it returns with new songs in 2022. “Blue Hours” is the name of the fourth album by the duo consisting of Andrew Davie (vocals, guitar) and Kevin Jones (vocals, drums).
Davie described the new work as follows: “‘Blue Hours’ is kind of an imaginary space you go to at night, a place where you process difficult things or where you try to figure it all out.”For the recording, Bear’s Den teamed up again with producer Ian Grimble. With the atmospheric ballad “All That You Are” they already released a new song at the end of 2021. In January 2022 came the unusually driving single “Spiders”. Both make the band’s musical evolution audible, from the acoustic folk of their debut to more elaborate arrangements and electronic sounds on their last regular album, 2019’s “So That You Might Hear Me.” They are also exemplary of a thoughtful album defined by self-reflection and dealing with issues like mental health.