With their eagerly-awaited new EP landing later next month, Bear's Den have now dropped the next cut to be lifted from their upcoming collection.
The new single 'Summer & Smoke' was inspired by the Tennessee Williams play of the same name, and follows on from the previously shared lead cut 'Evelyn' in previewing their new EP 'First Loves', which is out on the 23rd June via Communion Records.
Speaking about the new offering, songwriter Andrew Davie said, "'Summer & Smoke' is inspired by the play of the same name by Tennessee Williams. The play centres on a young love that cannot quite work out. Two people who fundamentally are drawn to each other but due to timing and their opposing, shifting worldviews cannot be together. I was really inspired after seeing the play and the unresolved tension of the story brought up a lot of feelings around desertion and loneliness that I could relate to from early relationships in my life.
"Some of my early memories of love feel wrapped up in other feelings of shame or guilt. This song to me is about falling in love, trusting and confiding in someone only for them to disappear just when you think you've found them. A metaphor underpins the song of sharing that intimacy over a cigarette, trusting someone enough to fall asleep in their arms but then the loneliness of waking up alone to a house that's on fire."
Have a listen to 'Summer & Smoke' in the player below.