Mawrgan views each frame as a snapshot of the headspace she’s in at that moment, while Andrew is determined to be honest about the difficult things in his lyrics, highlighting the imperfections that make us human. Andrew says:
“I try to be as true to that experience as I possibly can and not sugarcoat or make something hard sound easier than it was. It’s important that people are as truthful as possible about difficult things and I hope that people who listen to our music find it helpful in the same way that it helps me to process things.”
Aware that people have gone through a lot over the past two years, Bear’s Den are hoping that being honest about the rubbish times, might help other people to do the same. They’re saying it as it is, hopeful that it might help people to reach out when they’re feeling shit. Andrew says:
“Remembering that you're not alone is the hardest thing. We all have moments where we find things really difficult, but often we create this facade that we don't. Call someone you trust and love, who you know has got your back. And if that feels too difficult, there’s other systems in place to help at any stage.
“If we can open up a channel to help people talk then that’s great. We want to be as open as we can to hopefully allow other people to identify with their emotions.”
Keep your eyes peeled for Bear’s Den’s brilliant new album, Blue Hours, from May 13th.
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Photography Credit: Geert Braekers