Following the recent release of their critically-acclaimed new EP ‘Christmas, Hopefully’, Bear's Den have unveiled the official video for the collection's title-track.
Recorded in immersive audio, similar to surround sound, the new visuals for ‘Christmas, Hopefully’ are intended to create a more warming and intimate experience throughout. As the track itself focuses on the countless stories of those that will be spending Christmas without their loved ones this year, the single-shot video delivers an inviting aesthetic that lets many know that even though we are apart, we will still be thinking of them this festive season.
In a statement about the new video, the band said:
"It's been a strange old year for all of us and as a band, it's been no different. Our musical identity was built from touring and playing shows and without it, life just hasn't been the same. We've been racking our brains trying to figure out interesting ways of performing that can make us all feel like we're in the same room together and it's proven really tricky...
However... our good friends Ricky & Anthony suggested working together on an immersive audio performance and we jumped at the chance. So here’s a video performance of our new Christmas song 'Christmas, Hopefully' performed in and around The Salisbury Tavern (one of our locals) during the most recent lockdown. Best experienced with headphones to make it feel like you’re in the room with us."
Watch 'Christmas, Hopefully' - BELOW:
The last of a limited run of 500 EP bundles of ‘Christmas, Hopefully’ are available globally exclusively on bearsdenmusic.co.uk now, with profits going to NHS Charities Together.
Each exclusive bundle will come with a CD copy of the EP stamped with a potato print, hand-carved by Bear's Den, a hoodie - designed by Studio Juice, and a special, limited edition scarf made in collaboration with UK fashion brand Gresham Blake. This special edition set will cost £60. Bear's Den hopes to raise over £10,000 for the charity, through this special edition bundle.
Since the release of their breakthrough debut album ‘Islands’ in 2014, Bear's Den has 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.
The band’s most recent album ‘Fragments’ was 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.
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. They also released a two-series podcast delving into ‘So that you might hear me’ and rounded off the year with a Christmas EP with lead track ‘Only Son Of The Fallen Snow’.
Bear's Den's beautiful new EP ‘Christmas, Hopefully’ is out now on Communion Records.