Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Bon Iver, The National, James Blake, Sufjan Stevens


band members

Braeden John McKee


Influences

The Lord of The Rings, Twin Peaks, Johnny Cash, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Justin Vernon, Joni Mitchell


Website

www.bjearmusic.com

Bio

Stories are often made up of seemingly disconnected chapters. Settings change. Characters evolve. Influences mature. Life becomes more complicated. Or simpler. Sometimes direction is hidden. And often the story doesn’t really make sense until it does.

Bjéar is a story of separate chapters that are beginning to make sense as a whole. The first iteration was youthful and buoyant. An introduction and debut album release with a hungry local following filled with big, full live performances complete with strings and horns and energy and excitement.

The second iteration was darker and greasier. Bright arrangements were replaced with heavy synth-electronic music. The songs changed, performances were sparse, an EP was released, but little else was heard from Bjéar through a season marked by isolation and experimentation.

A new chapter is being written however. Bjéar’s sophomore album is complete and ready for release to a new world finding its feet amidst change and disconnection. The setting seems appropriate. Old ideas have been refined, and a sabbatical abroad has brought fresh enthusiasm. The songs tell their own stories and mirror the journey of Bjéar throughout the last half decade.

We invite you to join with us for the adventure of this next chapter as the story of Bjéar takes a little more shape.

Review

Review by Celline Narinli Celline Narinli

23 Jun 2020

Triple J
45

It really is what the title suggests, a pilgrimage of sonic delights.

It really is what the title suggests, a pilgrimage of sonic delights.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

17 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

The world might be on fire in 2020 but Bjear's found some beauty amid the wreckage. This is cinematic and uplifting.

The world might be on fire in 2020 but Bjear's found some beauty amid the wreckage. This is cinematic and uplifting.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

14 May 2020

Triple J
45

i never get to listen to bon iver these days because there's just so much great australian music filling my life. but this bjear song means i feel like i don't miss it because this is genuinely spesh stuff.

i never get to listen to bon iver these days because there's just so much great australian music filling my life. but this bjear song means i feel like i don't miss it because this is genuinely spesh stuff.