Waking Bear

Waking Bear’s debut album Trust Fall / A journey into infinite gratitude

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.

Trust Fall

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:

https://open.spotify.com/album/657CyrwTQByQIsvJZVnTVO?

What’s next:

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…

https://wakingbear.org/

https://www.instagram.com/waking_bear_music/

https://www.facebook.com/wakingbearmusic/

Shout-Out for “Change Yourself” by Waking Bear

Waking Bear are an indie band from Olympia, Washington, singer-songwriters and storytellers, transmitting high-frequency, joyous music to the masses.

Their new release “Change Yourself” is a song about letting go of control, to stop trying to change everything around you. If you want to see a change in the world, first you must change yourself.

Enjoy this song right here…

If you enjoy music from artists such as Trevor Hall and Michael Franti & Spearhead then Waking Bear will fit perfectly on your playlist.

Follow and support this band here:

https://wakingbear.org/

https://www.facebook.com/wakingbearmusic

https://www.instagram.com/waking_bear_music/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMsyxuGPxPEJakFeo6gj2gw

Shout-Out for “Livin’ the Given” by Waking Bear

Waking Bear is the Indie-Rock band sensation from Olympia, Washington, producing inspirational and uplifting music which elevates listeners to the higher frequencies of love and gratitude.

Their newest release, “Livin’ the Given”, is a touching song inspired by Noah Bears Mom, and is a reflection on a Mothers love for their child and a reminder to embrace all the wonderful gifts we have been given in this life.

If you enjoy music from artists such as Trevor Hall and Michael Franti & Spearhead, then Waking Bear will fit perfectly on your playlist.

Support and follow this band here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMsyxuGPxPEJakFeo6gj2gw

https://www.instagram.com/waking_bear_music/

https://www.facebook.com/wakingbearmusic/

Shout-Out for “The Honorable Waking Bear” by Waking Bear

Waking Bear is an Indie-Rock band from Olympia, Washington. The band was founded by Noah Bears (lead vocals, guitar) in 2018 after fate brought him and Ivy Jordanne (Keyboard, vocals) together and they discovered they had a shared passion for creating an entire musical experience, which would activate the higher vibrations of love and healing.

Their music is joyful and filled with gratitude for all the gifts this life offers. If you enjoy music from artists such as Trevor Hall and Michael Franti & Spearhead, then Waking Bear will fit perfectly on your playlist.

Remember to support and follow this artist here:

https://wakingbear.org/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMsyxuGPxPEJakFeo6gj2gw

https://www.instagram.com/waking_bear_music/

https://www.facebook.com/wakingbearmusic/

Tune into a higher frequency with Waking Bear and their new release; “The Honorable Waking Bear”.

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.

Support and follow this band here:

https://wakingbear.org/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMsyxuGPxPEJakFeo6gj2gw

https://www.instagram.com/waking_bear_music/

https://www.facebook.com/wakingbearmusic/