Barely a year after melodic-rock London band Hunter & The Bear were on the music scene, the group scored a gig opening for influential guitarist Eric Clapton. Their set had such an impact on the audience that many of Clapton’s fans missed his first few songs just to get a glimpse of the hot new London band they’d never heard of but were now life-long fans of.
Just a few years later, gearing up for their upcoming EP, Wildfire, releasing late July, Hunter & The Bear have released a track called “Burn It Up”. Unsurprising for the powerful rock band, “Burn It Up” opens immediately with tough, in-your-face instrumentation followed by lead singer Will Irvine’s gruff yet toned vocals. The track is a frenzy of progressive rock instrumentals, rounded vocals, and ambiguously disturbing lyrics like the chorus “Another heartbeat runaway is taken by the Western wind/On the outside looking in/And darling I can see you there/If the world tears me away/And keeps me from the ones I love/I’ll burn it up”. In just one track, the men of Hunter & The Bear prove they are equal parts talented songwriters and equal parts talented musicians.
Listen to Hunter & The Bear’s “Burn It Up” below and download the track for free with the pre-order of the record here: