New Music Critiques: B.E.A.R.

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Contact: [email protected]
Web: thebearmusic.com/music
Seeking: Label, Booking, Film/TV, Distribution, Writing deal
Style: Country, R&B

Country and R&B aren’t necessarily genres that one would place directly together, but then we have to ask, why not? At their best, both are expressive, authentic and dripping with raw emotion. That’s certainly the case with B.E.A.R., real name Sammie Cooper, who has a voice that could tame rabid dogs, so sweetly smooth it is. Some of the lyrics lay the “good ol’ boy” country icon on a little thick, but that’s ultimately forgivable because the melodies are so strong. We don’t know if he’s picked the B.E.A.R. name because of the Disney Country Bears, but there’s nothing mechanical about this promising artist.