Listening to ‘Chroma’ and all of its layers, it’s perhaps surprising to learn that Bearcubs is a one man project, taken on by Jack Ritchie. “You can trip over the colours,” his voice echoes in the new track, a line that could easily be applied to his own dynamic, colourful music which seems to take on a life of its own.
Somehow mechanical and warm at once, Bearcubs has landed on a sound that is stirring to say the least – something we can expect from his upcoming EP of the same name, due out on November 4th on All Points. “‘Chroma’ sets the tone for the whole of the EP – a dark, trippy atmosphere cradling the cycling patterns of lyrics,” he said of the release. “I wanted the energy of the club, veiled within the context of a sad song, with the intensity building to a climax.”
Bearcubs has certainly nailed the brief when it comes to ‘Chroma’, making the full EP a release to look forward to.
Listen to ‘Chroma’ below. Pre-order Chroma EP here.