Listen to the new single from Bear’s Den

The song was premiered during Greg James' Radio 1 show

Bears Den have shared a new song ‘Auld Wives’, which was premiered during Greg James’ Radio 1 show this evening (June 6).

It’s the first single from their upcoming album ‘Red Earth & Pouring Rain’ which is set to be released on July 22 via Communion.

Speaking in a statement, band member Andrew Davie said: “Where my grandparents live in Scotland, and where my mum grew up, there’s this cottage I used to go to write. It’s always been a bit of an escape for me but also reminds me a lot of growing up, which has always been a trigger for me with songwriting.”

Continuing, he said: “Nearby there’s three rocks called the Auld Wives Lifts. No one knows how they got there, and there are faces carved into the rocks. There’s all sorts of folk tales around them, that have stayed with me growing up.

“The song is about my grandad who lived near there. He developed Alzheimer’s in his old age. Knowing someone, and them not knowing you any more, is a difficult thing to go through. Auld Wives became this way of talking about it, of venting about that feeling, and make more sense to me.”

The band are set to preview the album at a show at London’s ICA tomorrow night (June 7). You can listen to ‘Auld Wives’ below.