BY EMMA SCHOORS
Bears in Trees new EP I See Blue is a whirlwind of heartfelt lyrics and early 2000’s nostalgia, blasted through the filter of today’s world and all that comes with it.
Though the band is reminiscent of all your favorite indie/punk bands, they’ve got a cinematic ring to them. Each song pieces together almost like a musical or concept album. The way the band portrays subjects of getting better, dealing with the things that are making you have to get better, and love (or lack thereof) will leave audiences in awe.
A standout track is “Starting Fires”. The tension throughout the song makes for a simple yet increasingly intense listen, and this theme is evident throughout the entire EP. The band uses clever workarounds to dealing with heavy subject matter; humor, irony, and blatant honesty. Honesty can shock those prone to impersonality in music.
“Life’s a Beach” is another standout. The band showcases their use of ukulele, piano, pulsating drums and guitar all at once, which is a refreshing take on the genres they fall under. The lyrics spread through the EP are the most personal they’ve ever released, and the specificity is what draws new listeners in. The feeling of being a part of something real.
If your thing is music that means something, Bears in Trees new EP I See Blue might just be your new favorite piece of music.