Ostatnie tygodnie upłynęły muzykom Grizzly Bear na mąceniu, zaszczepianiu sugestii i zwodzeniu fanów, którzy swój głód nowego materiału musieli zaspokoić za pomocą kilkunastu snippetów. Z tymi jednak koniec, bo poznaliśmy pierwszy singiel z wyczekiwanego od 5 lat następcy Shields. “Three Rings” to emocjonalna hybryda: z jednej strony mamy tu brzmienie czerpiące z dwóch ostatnich krążków, a z drugiej wrażenie, że duży wpływ na Amerykanów miała wspólna trasa z Radiohead; śladów In Rainbows i King of Limbs śmiało można się doszukiwać. Szczególnie ciekawa jest rozbiegana praca perkusji, która znajduje ujście w rewelacyjnym climaxie.

Parę słów na temat utworu i wspomnianego (wywołującego jednocześnie dość duże kontrowersje) snippetowego rolloutu na Instagramie napisali sami muzycy:

Hey all. Thanks to everyone for sticking with us as we navigate the wide world of modern social media album rollouts. The promotional journey is just beginning! Weeeee! Here’s a track from our new record. We feel like it’s a good introduction to the album, a good starting point, and we are proud of it. As you may know we’ve been working on this thing for a long time, after a long time away, and we are finally at the finish line. We’ve had a lot of fun making this one and we are excited to get back out into the world again and play some shows and all the rest! More info to come. Don’t know exactly in what order, but it is sure to be a slow and painful drip of minor details, spanning months, culminating in the release of a new record of which you’ve probably already heard half the songs, by which point you may or may not have lost interest and moved on and forgotten what we were doing in the first place. We appreciate your patience and support! We love y’all and thank you again. It truly means the world to us. WELP! <3 Sincerely, Grizzly Bear Ps. The idea of the snippets on our new instagram @grizzlybear was something we thought people would enjoy. Our songs are usually so layered and dense and it seemed like a fun way to peel back the onion layers of the new album. So to clarify, it wasn’t meant to torture you but more meant to show you small pieces of all the songs from the forthcoming album! Big thanks to the immensely talented Michael Brown @michaelbrowndesign for the analog video synth visuals… trip out!

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