Grizzly Bear began as a home recording project for Boston-bred experimentalist Edward Droste, the son of an elementary school teacher, who laid the groundwork for the band's otherworldly debut album on a small hand-held tape recorder while holed up for 15 months in his Greenpoint, Brooklyn, apartment. His homespun D.I.Y. effort took on new life with the help of multi-instrumentalist Christopher Bear, a Chicago native who had worked in a diverse range of musical projects ranging from laptop electronica to free jazz, who added additional instrumentation and vocals to Droste's stripped-down sonic blueprints. The resulting album, Horn of Plenty -- a pet project originally meant only for Droste's friends -- eventually circulated through New York's underground music scene, with its unique blend of acoustic instruments, layered vocals, and found sounds earning comparisons to alt-rock heavy-hitters such as Sigur Rós, Sufjan Stevens, and Animal Collective. An album of Droste's early demo recordings, Sorry for the Delay, was released in 2006 as the band finished up recording Yellow House, their second proper full-length album. For 2009's elaborate Veckatimest, the band collaborated with contemporary classical composer/conductor Nico Muhly, Beach House vocalist Victoria LeGrand, the Acme String Quartet and the Brooklyn Youth Choir.
|Owner of a Lonely Heart||Sorry for the Delay||Alternative|
Atmospheric, Dramatic, Moody, and Sentimental
Goodbye, Heartbreak, Morning After, and Rainy Day
Sorry for the Delay, #6
Owner of a Lonely Heart Lyrics
Move yourself, you always live your life Never thinking of the future Prove yourself You are the move you make Take your chances win or loser See yourself, you are the steps you take You and you and that's the only way Shake, shake yourself You are every move you make So the story goes Owner of a lonely heart Owner of a lonely heart (Much better than a) Owner of a broken heart Owner of a lonely heart Say, you don't want to chance it You've been hassled before Watch it now, eagle in the sky How he dancin' one and only You, lose yourself , no not for pity's sake There's no real reason to be lonely Be yourself, give your free will a chance You've got to work to succeed Owner of a lonely heart Owner of a lonely heart (Much better than a) Owner of a broken heart Owner of a lonely heart (Owner of a lonely heart) After my own decision, they confused me so (Owner of a lonely heart) My love said never question your will at all In the end you've got to go, look before you leap (Owner of a lonely heart) And don't you hesitate at all, no no Owner of a lonely heart Owner of a lonely heart (Much better than a) Owner of a broken heart Owner of a lonely heart Owner of a lonely heart Owner of a lonely heart (Much better than a) Owner of a broken heart Owner of a lonely heart (Owner of a lonely heart) Sooner or later each conclusion Will decide the lonely heart (Owner of a lonely heart) It will excite it will delight It will give a better start (Owner of a lonely heart) Don't deceive your free will at all Don't deceive your free will at all (Owner of a lonely heart) Don't deceive your free will at all Just receive it, just receive it