New Release & Video: Bear’s Den – Laurel Wreath

Photo Credit: Sequoia Ziff

Today, Bear’s Den release the new video for their latest single ‘Laurel Wreath’. The track is taken from the band’s third studio album So that you might hear me, set for release on April 26th

The ‘Laurel Wreath’ video was shot in the Marzahn-hellensdorf neighbourhood of Berlin, which is a neighbourhood that is both home to many immigrants to Germany, but also a stronghold of the far right. It features local actors from an East Berlin housing centre for refugees, and, like the track, explores the idea of loneliness, with the cast living their lives blindfolded, only able to remove them within the confines of their own homes

Brazilian director duo ‘Jungle’ say: “When we were sent the brief, the last scene immediately came to our minds: Layers and layers of people stashed above each other separated by 50cm walls. People living their lives in the private cubicles they call home, willingly unaware of each other. Paying a price for their individuality. A dreamlike reality where people embodied their isolation through blindfolds”

Take a watch below…

So that you might hear me is the follow-up to 2016’s Red Earth And Pouring Rain and debut, Islands (2014).

“No one listens to music in boxes anymore, so why make it like that? Our songs incorporate all sorts of sounds, but not in a pre-ordained way,” says Andrew. “We just try to go where each song suggests”

The band have also announced an intimate European tour, including two shows at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire…

01/04/19 – Oosterpoort, Groningen NL
02/04/19 – Paradiso, Amsterdam NL
03/04/19 – Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin DE
04/04/19 – Gloria, Cologne DE
06/04/19 – Cirque Royal, Brussels BE
07/04/19 – Maroquinerie, Paris FR
09/04/19 – Rock City, Nottingham UK
10/04/19 – Academy, Dublin IE
11/04/19 – Limelight 1, Belfast UK
13/04/19 – Barrowlands, Glasgow UK
14/04/19 – Albert Hall, Manchester UK
16/04/19 – O2 Academy, Bristol UK
17/04/19 – O2 Guildhall, Southampton UK
23/04/19 – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London UK
24/04/19 – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London UK