Eliza and the Bear are back with their brand new single ‘Higher’, now on our Spotify Shoot Music – New Releases Playlist.
Following the success of ‘Light It Up’ and ‘It Gets Cold’, which quickly became festival-friendly anthems, the all-new, just-as-bouncy but much more poppy sound of Eliza and the Bear are back with its jittery dance sound and parping horns.
Produced by Hight, who has worked with the likes of Rita Ora and The Tide, the new single ‘Higher’ is a brave and wholly successful reinvention of the band as a pure pop phenomenon.
By going back to the drawing board (actually it was someone’s dad’s shed and someone else’s back bedroom), the folky vibe was replaced by a pure, bouncy, funky pop with flavours of DNCE Nile Rodgers, Jamiroquai, Maroon 5, even Justin Timberlake proving that real artists have to have the courage to take a risk if they’re going to have a risk that pays off. In this case, big-time!
“We started over and went back to my dad’s fishing shed, manoeuvring around the boxes of bait and tackle, to write “Higher”, which came from nothing but feeling free and wanting to play the most fun music we could make!,” says guitarist Martin Dukelow.
Originally named after a book of poetry and once talked about in sentences containing the words Flaming Lips and Arcade Fire and Mumford & Sons, Eliza and the Bear are five London-based mates who, since forming in 2011, have slipped seamlessly from indie-folk-rock heroes to something altogether fresher. And have managed to take their fans with them.
Eliza and the Bear play two special intimate shows – Manchester Soup Kitchen 21st June and London Assembly Hall on 22nd June.
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