Hear Bear Mountain's Dark, Late-Night Jam 'Can't Stand to Lose': Song Premiere
With just a day until the release of their Badu album, Bear Mountain is further proving there's no sophomore slump in sight with "Can't Stand to Lose."
Premiering exclusively on Fuse and the latest release from the Canadian indie-pop outfit's second album, "Can't Stand to Lose" is equal parts dark and dynamic, blending the racing, deep-house production with tender, pitched-down vocals. The track recalls Jamie xx's production style—particularly his Drake/Rihanna hit "Take Care"—and is a strong indication of the exciting styles we'll likely see the quartet explore on the new record.
Bear Mountain shared how the standout Badu track came together:
"We were in the studio late one night working on a different song, and we started muting all of the instruments other than the drums and percussion. What we heard was this killer rhythmic track that we wanted to listen to over and over. We put a simple bass line underneath, and sang some sparse vocal melodies over top, and that song became 'Can't Stand to Lose.' We kept the song intentionally dark and minimal, thinking about the late nights and loud systems the song needs to be played on. This song was made for late nights."
Badu drops tomorrow, Sept. 9, via Last Gang Records (home to Chromeo, DFA1979 and Ryan Hemsworth) and includes lead single "Give It Up" as well as "On My Own," which features writing credits from Nelly Furtado. No doubt the LP will continue making Bear Mountain one of those must-see festival favorites after playing hot spots like the SXSW, Governors Ball and more.