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Bear Hands Release Campfire Version of New Single”Back Seat Driver (Spirit Guide)”

This morning, Bear Hands releases the stripped down “campfire” version of their new single “Back Seat Driver (Spirit Guide).” The music video finds the band performing an acoustic version of the song in the back of a Lyft, with whom they partnered with for the video, while they cruise around the boroughs of New York City. Watch the new music video for the campfire version of Bear Hand’s “Back Seat Driver (Spirit Guide)” here.

Recently, Bear Hands returned with their new single, “Back Seat Driver (Spirit Guide)”. “The song is about free will and finding yourself doing things that you don’t feel you are in control of,” says lead singer Dylan Rau, “being drawn to something and not really knowing why.” Watch the new music video for “Back Seat Driver (Spirit Guide),” directed by Jonathan Chu, here.

“Back Seat Driver (Spirit Guide)” is inspired by influences as disparate as M83 and The Who. “I really love the arpeggiated synth work of Pete Townsend,” Rau says. While writing and recording “Back Seat Driver (Spirit Guide)” Chris Chu of POP ETC, an accomplished songwriter and producer in his own right, served as a spirit guide of sorts. “Chris Chu produced the track and he wrote some instrumentals on it. He wrote guitar parts and helped with the arrangements. Really editing and providing outsider perspective. That really helps.”

Founded in NYC, Bear Hands quickly made a name for themselves and paid their dues by playing the city’s many bars and sweaty DIY venues as well as touring with acts including Foals, Cage The Elephant, and GZA. The band, which includes Rau (vocals guitar, keyboards), Val Loper (bass), and TJ Orscher (drums), are currently working on their fourth full-length release which they plan to release in 2018.

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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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