Taken from his eclectic new album My Name Is Bear, ‘Be Here Now’ reveals a new side to his sound with a gorgeously goofy new lyric video.
‘Be Here Now’ sees Nahko channelling Napoleon Dynamite-esque flair in a retro VHS-recorded home video, featuring killer interpretive dance moves whilst rocking a mullet and aviator frames.
Nahko says, “Aloha Tribe! I'm proud to announce the release of our lyric video for ‘Be Here Now’. I hope you get a lot of laughs out of it! I spent five days choreographing and rehearsing it and I think it came out smashingly.”
Bursting with vivacious energy and tender lyrics, the track rings with bright and triumphant funk horns and lush piano as Nahko enacts a heartfelt, hopeful love story.
Nahko continues, “Laughter is the best medicine and I wanted to make a lyric video that would bring that out in our global Tribe. So, why not make something that I'm SO not good at! I am definitely not a dancer, but I can certainly be silly. It was pretty hard to choreograph, I'll be honest. I didn't know the first thing about it. But, the third day in I began to block things and it came together by the end! ‘Be Here Now’ was the perfect video to create a lyric video in different languages and let the laughter do the rest. Enjoy!”
Following the ethereal and beautiful video for ‘Dragonfly’ with his close friend Paris Jackson, ‘Be Here Now’ is a quirky, honest and effortlessly endearing offering that encompasses the free-spiritedness that Nahko’s fans have come to know.
This year, Nahko has embarked on a 30-date headline tour across 6 countries including the USA, Germany, Belgium, France, Holland, and he will be rounding off in the UK from November 30th, with a show at London Islington’s Assembly Hall on Friday December 1st. See full dates below.
Nahko - My Name Is Bear
Monday November 20th — Hamburg, Germany — Fabrik
Tuesday Novbember 21st - Cologne, Germany - Kulturkirche
Wednesday November 22nd — Berlin, Germany — Lido
Thursday November 23rd — Munich, Germany — Technikum
Saturday November 25th — Amsterdam, Holland — Melkweg
Sunday November 26th — Nijmegen, Holland — Doornroosje
Monday November 27th — Leuven, Belgium — Depot
Wednesday November 29th — Paris, France — La Maroquinerie
Thursday November 30th — Manchester, UK — Academy 3
Friday December 1st — London, UK — Assembly Hall
Saturday December 2nd — Bristol, UK — The Fleece
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