Video of the Moment #1651: Bear’s Den

By on Friday, 10th October 2014 at 6:00 pm

Alt-folk trio Bear’s Den have just published the video for ‘Above the Clouds of Pompeii’, the next single from their upcoming debut album ‘Islands’. Lead singer and guitarist Andrew Davie says, “‘Above the Clouds of Pompeii’ is a song we started playing in the back of a VW camper on our first-ever tour, and we’ve played it live at every show we’ve played since”. It’s easy to see why, as the song captivates from the moment it begins, with the understated yet poignant opening lyric “You built our home out on the slopes, Pompeii beneath, she laid above / How she haunted our home, how she haunted our home”.

The video for ‘Above the Clouds of Pompeii’ is equally compelling, its austere simplicity matching the instrumental arrangement of the music and allowing the lyrics their full emotional impact. The subtle expression in the dancers’ faces and especially in their hands is a perfect pairing for the same graceful quality in the song itself.

‘Above the Clouds of Pompeii’ by Bear’s Den will be released on the 13th of October, with the full album ‘Islands’ following on the 20th of October, both via Communion Records. Catch the trio live on tour in February and March 2015 in the UK and Ireland.


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