Image Courtesy of Bear’s Den
UK nu-folk duo Bear’s Den have just released their new video “Auld Wives” from their upcoming album Red Earth & Pouring Rain (due 22nd July).
“Where my grandparents live in Scotland, and where my mum grew up, there’s this cottage I used to go to to write,” Andrew Davie from the band explained. “It’s always been a bit of an escape for me but also reminds me a lot of growing up, which has always been a trigger for me with songwriting. Nearby there’s three rocks called the Auld Wives Lifts. No one knows how they got there, and there are faces carved into the rocks. There’s all sorts of folk tales around them, that have stayed with me growing up. The song is about my grandad who lived near there. He developed Alzheimer’s in his old age. Knowing someone, and them not knowing you any more, is a difficult thing to go through. Auld Wives became this way of talking about it, of venting about that feeling, and make more sense to me.”
Check out the video for “Auld Wives” below: