Published Apr 15, 2015It's been three years since Brooklyn indie rock explorers Grizzly Bear released their acclaimed fourth album Shields, and while they've kept us satiated with 20 dinners and a whole lot of B-sides, they're finally working on a proper follow-up.
Speaking with The Standard, the band's Ed Droste explained that the group — which now splits its members between Los Angeles and New York — are hard at work on the writing process for their fifth album. He also said that it's shaping up to be a fairly different-sounding release.
"We're feeling more adventurous with the sonic directions, changing it up a little bit — not like, a techno dance album…it's in the beginning stages," he said. "Only a couple songs have started to take shape and it's gotta be like, a good dozen or so before we get the picture."
That said, the bi-coastal split between the band's members is also causing some stress in the songwriting process. "I would be lying if I said it didn't cause great anxiety," Droste said. "When I'm stressed about it, I have to remember that every time we try to do a new album I have huge anxiety. Every time it's like, 'Woah, that was a crazy process, we have to do something different.'"
Stay tuned for more news on Grizzly Bear's forthcoming fifth album as it becomes available.