November 25, 2017  /  Bear Muda

Location: UK

FFO: The XX, Warpaint

Label: Unsigned

UK synth poppers Bear Muda just dropped their debut single ‘Looking (Eyes Shut)’. A captivating track, it gradually fades in with Talk Talk-esque synths, before a bounding bassline and heavy drums give a distinctly modern twist. Even before the lyrics get you, this song has you. Jack Gooding’s vocals are shifting and whispering in the verse, before a chorus hits you with heavy, high pitched synths that take you back to the eighties.

On the song, the band told us:  “‘Looking’ is a song is about an outpouring of love and its intangibility when it doesn’t play out the way we think it will. But while frustration seeps out, the song resolves in a wash of hope that no matter what, we must keep running… always.”