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Can you talk to us more about your latest single “After Me”?

It’s about losing someone who were once close to you. Even though it is hard to say goodbye and let go you can always hope that the person can stay in your thoughts and still be a part of your life. I would describe the song as both melancholic and hopeful. It’s an homage to any kind of close relation between people, but also an acknowledgement of how delicate and changeful such bonds can be.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song? 

There were no events as such, but i think it fits every breakup or end of relations, whether it’s with a friend or a girl/boyfriend.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

I really like the idea of adding pictures to the music. So it is definitely something we are looking at. It could be a lot of things. Chilled out summer vibes seems to come to mind when thinking of visuals. Palmtrees, beach, crystal clear waters, rolling waves etc.

How was the recording and writing process?

I wrote the song over a period of 2-3 days, but the recordings origins from 3 different sessions. One in the studio, one by ourselves with a good portion hangover. The vocals are recorded in a bathroom in a municipal building in Gellerup (Aarhus). The piece in the middle of the song have been changed a couple of times and there have been a lot of cutting up and moving around in the parts, since the first demo.

What role does Denmark play in your music?

Since it is here I live I guess it means everything. The music has been compared to other nordic artists so I guess the geography translates into music. We tend to be a bit melancholic in how we express ourselves artistically. I guess it could be something about being close the nature and elements, the changing of the seasons and long and dark winters where you spend a lot of time inside.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

There’s a couple of songs I am working on with my band at the moment and several recording sessions are planned during the summer – so more songs are coming for sure. There has also been interest in remixes of After Me and I feel honoured that other people are interested in working with the song. Hopefully something cool with come out of that soon.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

I hope to get something ready for the summer!

Any plans to hit the road?

Have a couple of shows in Århus the next couple of months and hope to get out and about during summer as well.

What else is happening next in Bear With Me’ world? 

I’m planning to do a music video for ‘After Me’. Other than that, i am looking forward to spend more time with the band. I have the feeling that we collectively are on the verge to create something special and valuable. 

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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