Bearings have released ‘Live Forever Never Die,’ the newest single from their upcoming album ‘The Best Part About Being Human.’ On the new track, the band explains, “’Live Forever Never Die’ is a song that us felt like the perfect mix of the big chorus and vibey versus. Hoping to live forever in warm weather and taking in the little things like the water wrapping around your legs. Less of literally living forever but rather living forever in a moment.”
Recently, Bearings announced their third album ‘The Best Part About Being Human,’ due for release on August 18 via Pure Noise Records and shared lead single ‘Gone So Gone.’ Produced by Sam Guaiana (Silverstein, Between You & Me), the new album features the most tightly honed songwriting of Bearings’ near-decade career, instantly nostalgic for sweaty summer festivals and finger-pointed singalongs while serving as a clear indication of where the pop-punk genre is headed.
“‘The Best Part About Being Human’ is being alive and the second best part is writing an upbeat and exciting record with your brothers in a small house in North Hollywood,” says the band. “This record was us figuring out what we really wanted to play live, what got us excited, and I think we found that.”
By the time Bearings got the chance to properly tour their sophomore album, 2020’s ‘Hello, It’s You,’ 16 months had passed due to, well, you know the story. But despite the false starts getting back onto the road, in a roundabout way the delayed gratification might have been the very best thing for the Ottawa-based pop-punk quintet and their passionate fans alike.
“I thought not being able to tour the record would be a death sentence, but it allowed people to sit with the album and connect to it in deeper ways,” says vocalist Dougie Cousins. “When we finally went and did our headline tour in 2022, crowds really knew the songs.”
Centering the most elemental, essential qualities of their musicianship without falling into the kid-in-a-candy-store trappings that bog down so many artists, Bearings’ third album for Pure Noise, ‘The Best Part About Being Human,’ is the sort of record that begs to be played loudly, the sounds of sunny SoCal filtered through the lens of the Great White North.
“We just wanted to make a fun record,” Cousins espouses. “Sometimes when an album is so thought out, it’s got to be as good as ‘American Idiot’ or it comes off as trying too hard. I think we did new things without sending it into outer space. To me, this record sounds like how I felt when I was in grade 10 listening to blink-182: not too serious, just a good time and able to open up a little circle pit. I think we succeeded in writing songs we can play in a basement or in front of 2,000 people.”