Due to the tremendous amount of music I filter through, I find myself choosing tracks to listen to based on the band and song names. In this case, Bear//Face jumped out at me as an awesome name and Taste My Sad was even better. Having listen to the song, the names really nailed it. It evokes raw emotion from nothing more than sound and almost inaudible lyrics (I think I got them now). The looped lyrical sample is from How To Dress Well’s song & It Was U. The song is about someone who has split up with their lover. They are letting them know that they don’t have to call to preserve their love. The song is a reassurance that their love isn’t going anywhere. It’s pretty sad content, but Bear//Face does a little more with it than paint a sad picture. The beautifully sung (and altered) lyrics are juxtaposed with a slowed down deep voice. It mirrors the two different perspectives of the situation. It is both an ugly and a beautiful message; we aren’t together, but I will always care about you.
The title of this song is a pretty apt description of what we want from sad tunes. We want to taste someone else’s feelings (Not in the Gob sense). It is part Freudenchade and/or part knowing we are not the only person that can feel particular emotions. The reason I love the name Bear//Face so much is what it says when paired with the title of this song. A wild animal doesn’t hide its emotion, its face says exactly what it is feeling. Similarly, Bear//Face doesn’t try and shy away from giving listeners a heavy dose of feel. All that you can do with a song like this is sit back and let it take over your senses.
“You don’t have to call me, huh My love will be there for you You don’t have to worry, hey Cause our love will be there for you, girl”