Mood Monday-Grizzly Bear-“Three Rings”


Mood Monday

Life is so very complicated. What you believe to be the perfect moment or the most exciting opportunity, proves to be difficult and mind bending emotionally.

Why is that?

Is the struggle, part of the reward? Is the energy you put into something you believe to be worthwhile, energy ultimately absorbed and satisfying?

I have been asking these same questions all my life. Sometimes the assumptions are true and sometimes they are not. Is attitude a big piece of the success or failure to conquering a personal struggle?

I am just not really sure. I am sure of the fact that life flows in a series of ups and downs. As soon as I get comfortable in my triumphs, a crashing and humbling obstacle comes my way. It happens so unexpectedly and randomly, I am never prepared for the hit.

It is so tangled. It is so complicated. It is so perplexing.

So, despite my odd mood, I am ecstatic about new music coming from Grizzly Bear. I have been listening to this tune on repeat for almost 2 weeks now. They are my Mood Monday pick, because I am a huge fan, but also because I find their music to be so complex and layered. It mimics my mind and my mood today.

Grizzly Bear-Three Rings


Will you move on again?
See that time to flee again
You always make it alright
Is that the way it is?
Let’s get along again
You know your move around the bend

Why is that the way it is?
The morning only showed

I wanna show you my bad side
I wanna be the guy who’s right
I want you to see things clearly
I wanna make it alright

Don’t you be so reasoned
Don’t you know that I can make it better?
Don’t you ever leave me
Don’t you feel it all come together?

Don’t you be so reasoned
Don’t you know that I can make it better?
Don’t you ever leave me
Don’t you feel it all come together?




Grizzly Bear, out of Brooklyn, has been quiet since their last album release in 2012. Despite the 5 years that have stretched since Shield, I am still shuffling my favorites today. Their music is distinctively complex and can send your ears in multiple directions. Each listen garnishes a new focus, so that every time I play music from Grizzly Bear, I hear a newness that never becomes stale.

“Three Rings” begins with simple percussive strikes and soothing vocals, but the instruments and choruses measuredly build a layered wall of music and sound. Otherworldly and galactic, the final jazzy combinations and pleading lyrics from a heartbroken lover, complete the song. I was left wanting more.

Their new album is close to release, I only know that because I have been teased for a month on their Instagram site. They have shared snippets of songs and new music from the album. Check it out HERE.

I can wait awhile for new music from Grizzly Bear because I know it will be profound and carefully curated.

I have a harder time waiting on solutions and clarity in my life and for those I love dearly.

***Not waiting much longer! Update!

There’s an even newer song as of 5/17 , “Mourning Sound” 
The album title was revealed as well….Painted Ruins out August 28th.
Added happy bonus….a slew of tour dates with Atlanta included!
Grizzly Bear 2017 Tour Dates:
10/05 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
10/06 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
10/08 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC
10/09 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
10/12 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
10/13 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli
10/14 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
10/16 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia
11/01 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
11/02 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
11/03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
11/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
11/09 – Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine
11/12 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
11/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
11/15 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
11/16 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore
11/18 – Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capital
11/26 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
11/27 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
11/28 – Park Township, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
12/01 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
12/03 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
12/07 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre
12/08 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
12/09 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
12/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
12/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

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