Waking Bear has just released their newest single, “The Honorable Waking Bear”. This song conveys a beautiful message, a reminder for us all to suck the sweet nectar of life, and enjoy all the bountiful gifts bestowed on us.
I adore the opening to this song, which starts with a guitar strumming a cheery tune and a high-pitched keyboard playing a catchy riff, which stays with me for hours after I’ve heard it and makes me want to skip in joyful celebration!
Waking Bear was founded in 2018, by Noah Bears (Lead vocals and Guitar), when he crossed paths with Ivy Jordanne (Voclas and keyboard). This was a fateful meeting of two souls which were mean’t to join in love and music.
They discovered that they had a mutual desire to create a band that could deliver an uplifting and ceremonial musical experience, communicating healing love, and gratitude to those willing to listen.
And they have certainly done just that. Each time I listen to a Waking Bear song I am filled with joy.
The “Honorable Waking Bear” tells the tale of a bear, who woke early one spring and joyously frolics in the abundances surrounding him, deciding never to hibernate again.
Noah’s performance adds an alluring charm to the song, with his raspy rocky vocals, which perfectly enhance their exhilirating indie-rock music.
The lyrics are extremely creative and paint a vivid picture in the mind’s eye of the Waking Bear wandering the forest, enjoying all that it has to offer.
I especially enjoy this descriptive verse; “he can feed on salmon, feed on berries, he can run the fields free. He can make some babies, with the ladies, he can nap away the day”.
This song was written by Noah while his Mom was dying of cancer. Noah has expertly taken this grief and transformed it into a message of hope and beauty.
And hopefully, more of us can “wake-up” and feel gratitude for the incredible gifts this life has to offer. As Waking Bear tells us at the end of the song “may we all tune our hearts to this frequency”.
If you enjoy music from artists such as Trevor Hall and Michael Franti & Spearhead, then Waking Bear will fit perfectly on your playlist.
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