WHITE BEAR is the highly anticipated follow up to their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which spawned the anthemic hit single, "Take It Back.” Fueled by their inclusion in iHeartRadio’s ‘On The Verge’ developing artist program, the song quickly reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks chart last spring. Additionally, the popular U.K. band was tapped by The Rolling Stones to be the opening act at their show in Orlando, FL on June 12, 2015 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl. They had previously opened for The Rolling Stones in 2014 in Berlin, Vienna, Zurich and Dusseldorf.
The album’s stunning cover image of a girl and a bear, interlaid and overlapping in magical realism, is the creation of celebrated rock n' roll photographer and director of the award-winning Patti Smith documentaryDream of Life, Steven Sebring. "I had met Steven a few years ago,” explains Nick. "He was making a video for a mutual friend whose band I was in at the time. We remained in touch and when passing through New York last year, Steven graciously agreed to take some photographs of the band. We visited his studio where we were introduced to his revolution system and invited to enter the "fourth dimension". Steven came to the show later that evening and when hanging out afterwards, we started to chat about the White Bear album and how we could involve him. He shot the cover artwork a few weeks later and delivered an image that exceeded our expectations. The idea of doing the ‘White Bear’ video using the Revolution system was an exciting prospect and the results are stunning. Our connection with Steven has given us the opportunity to make a visually beautiful piece of work using techniques that haven't been seen before.”
The cover photo concept originated with a line from Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Winter Notes on Summer Impressions: ‘Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute.’” And so is it with WHITE BEAR the album: It's simply too strong to ignore.
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