It seems the beloved Brooklyn indie outfit has awaken from their longtime hibernation, as Grizzly Bear has returned with the release of a new track entitled “Three Rings”, the first from the group in five years.
The latest single is off the group’s forthcoming album, a yet to be titled follow-up to the 2012 release of Shields.
In the recent and rather mysterious snippet release of the track via Instagram the outfit took to the web to follow in an effort to explain themselves:
“The idea of the snippets on our new instagram @grizzlybear was something we thought people would enjoy. Our songs are usually so layered and dense and it seemed like a fun way to peel back the onion layers of the new album. So to clarify, it wasn’t meant to torture you but more meant to show you small pieces of all the songs from the forthcoming album! Big thanks to the immensely talented Michael Brown @michaelbrowndesign for the analog video synth visuals… trip out!”
And while throughout the duration of the tease it might have felt like the full track would never come and the torture would cease to end, when listening to the complete song now it’s understood how truly valuable that peeling away was. The latest track is as lush and dense as they come.
While it’s never been a secret how truly intricate and complicated Grizzly Bear’s tunes are, as the group’s picked up pace and added layers to their albums over the years, it’s quite clear “Three Rings” does little if anything to deviate too from this path.
LISTEN TO THREE RINGS: