TEASES NEW EP MISERY LAKE
Multi-platinum singer, songwriter & producer blackbear has returned with a brand-new single “u love u” featuring singer/songwriter/dancer Tate McRae via Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope Records – listen HERE. The infectious pop ballad features blackbear’s signature blend of honest lyrics and edgy pop production, with a topline vocal performance from fellow hitmaker Tate McRae. Written by blackbear, Joe Kirkland, Andrew Goldstein and Tate McRae, produced by Andrew Goldstein.
The single is accompanied by an aptly aesthetic visual, directed by Boni Mata, starring both artists.
“u love u is the first single off of my EP misery lake,” says bear. “It’s an EP about isolation and feeling alone I made at the very end of quarantine before I got vaccinated. u love u is the perfect blend of nostalgic synths and new school drums that paints a picture of what it’s like to be in a relationship with a person who loves themselves so much that you feel alone. The opening line, ‘it’s been over for a year or so, I should have left a couple tears ago,’ sets it right up for what is ultimately an anthem for breaking up & to invest more time in yourself. Tate McRae then adds so much depth sonically to this song, it is truly a great way to start off the misery lake era of blackbear.”
Tate adds, “’u love u’ is a super honest song about the struggles of being in a relationship with a selfish person. I’m really excited to be a part of blackbear’s record and help bring his vision to life.”
blackbear kicked off 2021 garnering nominations for two 2021 Billboard Music Awards (Top Rock Song x2), and two 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards for “Best New Pop Artist” and “Alternative Rock Song of the Year.” This follows a whirlwind year for blackbear where his top-notch skills were showcased through multiple hit tracks as he dominated radio airwaves. His 3x-platinum smash “hot girl bummer” landed at #11 on Billboard’s 2020 Year-End Top 40 Radio chart, and #26 on the Year-End Hot 100 Chart. He also brought his hitmaking prowess to numerous collaborations, most notably featuring on Machine Gun Kelly’s “my ex’s best friend” and All Time Low’s “Monsters,” both of which spent multiple weeks #1 at radio.