Set to drop on July 22nd, Scottish band Bear's Den
just released the first single off of their forthcoming album Red Earth & Pouring Rain
. The new track, entitled "Auld Wives" is a deeply moving, personal and poetic ballad about guitarist/vocalist, Andrew Davie's childhood, and the agony of watching a loved one slowly deteriorate from Alzheimer's disease.
Brilliantly conceived lyrically, melodically and sonically, "Auld Wives" is across the board, a disarming track - with the band's contemporary take on antiquated sounds and an obvious penchant for prose, Bear's Den members (Andrew Davie and Kev Jones) have the ability to internalize something painful and transpose it into something beautiful.
Catch them on tour and check out a couple of our live sessions with the band above.