26 Apr Waking Bear’s debut album Trust Fall / A journey into infinite gratitude
Meet Waking Bear:
Olympia based, indie-rock band, Waking Bear released their first album Trust Fall on 21st January this year. The album is a collection of the singles they have released between Dec 2019 and Dec 2020.
The main theme running through the core of this album is trust. A trust fall. The ability to let go and fall into the unknown with complete trust in the universe and the divine.
This theme is not only a theme in their music but throughout the entirety of their lives. From a change of career, relationships, pursuing one’s dream, living space and inner work.
Ivy and Noah:
Noah has always had a great passion for music, but in his youth, he did not have the confidence or courage to pursue music as his career. However, five years ago when his mother was diagnosed with cancer, Noah took a step back to revaluate his life.
That’s when he decided to sell his company and commit himself to his music career.
In 2018 a serendipitous meeting brought Ivy Jordanne into his life and a wonderful adventure of romance, love, music and self-development ensued.
Ivy comes from an extremely musical family, her mother played piano and violin and her father was always singing. Her mother taught her to play the piano and she inherited her parent’s love and passion for music.
In Ivy’s coming of age years, she was inspired by the rocker women of the 80s’ and 90s’, such as Blondie, Cyndi Lauper and Pat Benatar. These powerful, wild, free women served as an incredible source of encouragement for Ivy. This is when she realised she had the ability and talent to write her own songs.
Noah had a similar experience during his tumultuous teenage years. Writing poetry and lyrics was an outlet for his emotions, and in his 20s’ he began writing songs for the bands he was playing in. These songs were always intensely fueled by his emotions and feelings.
Waking Bear was formed in 2018 by Noah and Ivy with the intention of transmitting uplifting music to open hearts. To cultivate music that transmits the higher frequencies of love and gratitude.
Their first album Trust Fall takes us on a musical journey of their experiences and stories. Each song communicates a deep message of trust, love and gratitude.
The overall feeling that Waking Bear transmits is one of pure joy and gratefulness. Their music lifts listeners to a higher frequency with a heartwarming feeling of infinite bliss.
The album opens with “Kisses on Tears”, a sentimental love song about seeking love and the wonder of allowing deep love into our hearts.
As the album progresses we are taken on a sonic and lyrical exploration of inner work, ceremony, appreciation, and rebirth. We are guided by Noah’s raspy rock star vocals, sick guitar riffs, epic drumming and Ivy’s open heart and angelic voice.
The album closes out with the upbeat, funky 80s’ style song “New York Mermaid”. A dreamy fairy tale track that paints a vivid picture in our mind’s eye.
The band’s uplifting music and performance is a delight to listen to. Their compositions are unique, authentic and raw. Waking Bear is sure to charm any listener and if you enjoy music from artists such as Trevor Hall and Michael Franti & Spearhead then Waking Bear will fit perfectly on your Indie playlist.
Listen to Trust Fall here:
Waking Bear is currently preparing to launch a keynote performance. A performance journey where they share deeply personal stories and songs about their struggles.
In the meantime, the band would like to impart a small piece of knowledge to their listeners: “we want to share with people how misfortune leads to fortune, how grief can lead to gratitude, and how all the antagonists in our life are protagonists in waiting. If we do our inner work and if we grieve, we can find ourselves grateful for our journey. Grateful for this life, no matter what we’ve been through. Trust that any difficult struggle could be the birth of something wonderful”.
Don’t forget to follow this band keep an eye out for their upcoming releases and performance right here…