If you have ever read a post by me on this fine blog, you will know I like folk music and I like sad music. What happens when you combine the best of both worlds? You get bands like England’s Bear’s Den. A dear friend of mine first told me about this trio due to our shared love of all things melancholy.
There have been 3 songs that I cannot get out of my head, so I keep them playing frequently.
The first song, “Auld Wives” is off their most recent release Red Earth & Pouring Rain.
The first song I listened to from Bear’s Den was “Agape” from their first full length release Islands. This one is a little bit more folky, which is definitely what got me hooked. The word “agape” is a Greek/Christian word for love. The song may be about a person, but I like to think it is about the concept of love, especially with lyrics like this:
“So tell me how long, love, before you go, And leave me here on my own, I know that I don’t wanna know, Who I am without you”.
Finally, the third song from Bear’s Den that keeps sticking my head is “Elysium” which is also from Islands. The video has also taken on a life slightly independent of the band. You can read about the creation of the video here.
I quite like how this band uses their videos to make their songs something different. And we all know how I feel about music videos.