Bear Scout’s dreamy indie-pop soundtrack will have you falling in love…

Welcome to 52 Songs Of Happiness, a collection of unique music from around the world brought to you by Coca-Cola. Each of these amazing new acts has crafted a one-off song based around a treasured location, as well as a Placelist with the music that makes that place so special.

The next new act to feature are the brilliant Bear Scout, whose giant melodies and irresistible pop hooks will appeal to any fans of Youngblood Hawke, Passion Pit, MS MR or The Naked & Famous. We met Kenny Fleetwood from the band to hear about ‘Anchors Away’, their contribution to 52 Songs Of Happiness, and their choice of Placelist. 

Hi Kenny, can you tell us a little about Bear Scout’s music?

Hello! Our music is a mixture of genres, with elements of pop, indie, downtempo and electronic all featuring. We’re striving to inflict a bit of a change in the dynamic of the music currently being enjoyed by the masses in a way that we’re still experimenting with. We like to think we’re pretty musically open-minded, in the best way.

Tell us about ‘Anchors Away’, your song for 52 Songs of Happiness?

I wrote it in my tiny basement apartment in Nashville, Tennesee, which probably sounds a little odd considering that the content of our track is very obviously a song about being surrounded by water, but I never let my environment control where I go in my lyrics. Writing is a journey in itself and with a little imagination and time you can truly go anywhere. I’ve always had a rather unhealthy infatuation with the concept of being lost at sea and, as all humans do, with the concept of falling in love. The two ideas really just came together to create this love story that I don’t think could have come out any better.

And the water theme continues with your choice of Placelist?

Yeah… we chose Percy Priest Lake near our home of Nashville because it’s the only place close by where we can get out on the water and leave the city behind. We’re in love with where we live so we wanted to choose a location nearby that people could use to recreate the vibe in our track. It’d be a little hard to get lost on the lake, but it’d be hard not to fall in love!