BEAR’S DEN announce new EP ‘First Loves’ & share new track ‘Evelyn’

Bear's Den
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After an incredibly prolific 2022, which saw them release their highly-praised fourth studio album ‘Blue Hours’ in May, and their original soundtrack for the Apple TV+ series Trying, on which they collaborated with the likes of Maisie Peters and Jade Bird, folk-pop duo Bear’s Den return once again to announce the details of their new EP ‘First Loves’, showcased by the emotionally-charged new single “Evelyn”.

While the Bear’s Den anthology to date has been cemented within the more romantic and heartfelt aesthetics this last decade, ‘First Loves’ has become an opportunity for the duo to contemplate some of the more seldom-seen elements of falling in love and the turmoil that can come with it.

Previewed by the new lead single “Evelyn”, this opening track is about two people falling in love in very different ways and with very different people. With Evelyn realising the power of her maternal love, whilst her close friend struggles with an unrequited love for Evelyn, making this one of the more heartbreaking additions from their forthcoming collection.

Adding about the new single ‘Evelyn’, they said, “I’ve always been drawn to finding people experiencing intense feelings together but not necessarily reciprocally towards each other. There are two separate love stories happening in the song and that’s kinda interesting to me.”

Listen to ‘Evelyn’ – BELOW:

Bear’s Den will release their new EP ‘First Loves’ on June 23rd via Communion Records. See the full tracklisting below.

‘First Loves’ Tracklist:
1. Evelyn
2. Helen Of Hammersmith Bridge
3. Summer & Smoke
4. Teach Me Ava

‘First Loves’ will follow on from the duo’s fourth studio album ‘Blue Hours’, which was released in May 2022. The album went on to peak at number 6 in the UK Album Charts, making it their second top ten record.


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