Bear Beat – “Bring You Down”


“Bring You Down” is the latest single from UK-based artist Bear Beat. A stylish electronic meshing is apparent throughout the effort’s climactic build, infusing elements of dubstep, dance, house, D&B, and metal. The production excels in its diverse range, from spacey and serene synths to dance-ready charisma with sampled vocals and concluding guitar-touched energy.

Moody synth pulses surround a charismatic title-referencing vocal sample; the dichotomy between synth-driven serenity and dance-ready vocal charisma make for ample aesthetical intrigue. A stutter-y vocal sample escalates feverishly into warbled synth arps and a spoken-word suaveness. Spacey synth repetition and more prominent percussion build into a hypnotic, gripping finale — with electric guitar lines and siren sounds conjuring a late-night city soundscape. “Bring You Down” proves riveting in its atmosphere and engrossing structural build.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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