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Black Bear Kiss Return With Thumping, Melodic & Political New Single 'Reach Up Higher'


In a time of political and social upheaval, Black Bear Kiss ask the question – why can’t we do better?


‘Reach Up Higher’ is the brand new single from Midlands based band Black Bear Kiss. Fresh out of the studio with their trademark upbeat, thumping, melodic style, the track seeks to shine a spotlight on the dominance of mainstream media and its influence on people.

“The song addresses some of the big issues, both home and abroad”, says lead singer Chris Leech. “The press and public figures in positions of power need to understand the influence they have - their opinions should not be treated as gospel. ‘Reach Up Higher’ is about trying to do better and not believing everything you read, especially on social media”.

The single marks a change for the band, using a new studio and producer - Gavin Monaghan at Magic Garden Studios has worked with artists such as Robert Plant, Editors, The Twang and The Sherlocks.  Arguably their best material to date, ‘Reach Up Higher’ keeps the distinctive Black Bear Kiss sound but pushes the band into a new chapter.

‘Reach Up Higher’ is available on Friday 28th August 2020 on all streaming services, along with the band’s previous singles and EP Fighting Our Corner.


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