With their UK and Ireland tour kicking of today, Bear’s Den have just revealed the video for their most recent single Laurel Wreath. The song is taken from the band’s forthcoming third album So That You Might Hear Me out on April 26th. Watch the video below.
The video was shot in Marzahn-Hellersdorf, a neighbourhood in East Berlin that is known as a deprived area and home of many far right people while the actors are from a local housing centre for refugees. The characters in the video are only able to remove their blindfolds within the confines of their own homes, mirroring the topic of loneliness that is explored in the song.
The video was shot by Brazilian director duo Jungle, who comment on making the clip:
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.
So That You Might Hear Me was recorded with producer Phil Ek (The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty) and mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Metronomy) and arrives on April 26th. The band have also launched a podcast that explores each track on the album like a track by track commentary.
Bear’s Den have just finished the sold out European leg of their intimate headline tour. Tickets are still available for the UK and Ireland dates, kicking off in Dublin tonight, April 10th. All dates and ticket links can be found here.
So That You Might Hear Me will be released on 26th April on digital and physical formats.
Video: Bear’s Den – Laurel Wreath