BEAR GRIEVES is a 22-year-old fast-rising artist based out of Detroit. On his debut album ‘TAPE 18’, he delivers authentic indie songs that go far beyond any convenient label. Definitely, he breaks the mold as he also incorporates Rap elements and rhymes. This is particularly evident on certain tunes like “ever since u left”, “HMU”, “i’ll bring u flowers”, among others.
You will also notice a tasteful vintage-esque vibe due to the retro samples. Likewise, the lyrical content revolves around dark themes. For instance, “Ghost”, set an appropriate tenebrous atmosphere like no other on this album. Nevertheless, if I have to pick up my favorite one that would be his collaborative effort with Caleb Belkin, entitled “i’ll care for your heart like it’s mine”. Actually, it feels more than a song, it’s a true declaration of love!
On a side note, ‘TAPE 18’ amassed more than 40K streams in a single week. Surely enough, this 13-track material will reach new heights in the next couple of days. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. Give it a listen for yourself via Spotify right here.