Sydney indie folk outfit Boy & Bear have just dropped their sophomore album, Harlequin Dream, and by ‘just’, we do mean right this very minute, with the highly-anticipated stellar second effort hitting shelves today.
The quintet have given us a bit more insight into the recording process of the album with a couple more video interviews, talking about the evolution of song Back Down The Black and discussing the role ARIA-award winning producer Wayne Connolly played in bringing out the indie pop aesthetic on track Old Town Blues.
If you’re yet to get your hands on the finished product, the boys have also been nice enough to give us another taster from the follow-up to 2011’s Moonfire, releasing part of the tenth track from the record, Stranger, for your listening pleasure. It’s another emotive, almost bluesy number, triggering that same sense of gorgeous melancholy we got from lead single Southern Sun.
Harlequin Dream is released today, with Boy & Bear soon to hit the road for their 16 Days Under A Southern Sun Tour, kicking off in Canberra on Thursday, 24th October and visiting almost every corner of the nation before wrapping up in Perth on Saturday, 23rd November.
Boy & Bear – Stranger
Boy & Bear – Old Town Blues [Harlequin Dream Interview]
Boy & Bear – Back Down The Black [Harlequin Dream Interview]