A few questions... with Jesse Hall of Bear Cub

This is our second ‘A few questions…’ this time with the awesome Jesse Hall from Bear Cub.


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What are your top records this year?
Levi Weaver - The Letters Of Dr. Kurt Godel
Jeremy Lister - The Bed You Made
And that hip hop one about money & cars & stuff. 

Who would we be surprised is on your Spotify/iTunes playlist?
maybe blackstreet…I have a major soft spot for “no diggity”

What does music mean to you?
A ton. As a listener music can & does change the direction of just about each day for me. If I’m feeling sad I can listen to a collection of happy songs & feel better or listen to some sad songs & sort of sweat it out.  When I’m feeling uninspired I listen to The Beatles. 

As a writer music helps me communicate and expel my emotions when needed. I’ve never been great at verbalizing how I feel or what I’m thinking but I am able to in songwriting.

What is your favourite food? Drink?
Pizza! Good, thin, greasy NY style pizza…which we can’t get in Nashville for some reason. When I travel to the northeast I generally eat pizza everyday. I drink a lot of water & lemon lime Gatorade. And beer. And wine. 

What is your current favourite song?
"Helter Skelter" by The Beatles has been in my head for about 2 months, same with "Simple Math" by Manchester Orchestra. 

What can we expect from you this year?
A new record that is quite different stylistically from the last 2 & a short film/music video for a new song called “A Murder Ballad In G Sharp Minor”. Also, I’m giving serious consideration to chopping my beard off & holding a Vikings Funeral in its honor. 


What is the last film you’ve seen?
Malone starring Burt Reynolds. 

What is your favourite book?
Richard Brautigan’s ”Trout Fishing In America”

And… what is one thing about you that we’d all be surprised to know?
I have a third nipple & I was born 100 years to the day that Jesse James was murdered; these two phenomena aren’t related as far as I can tell.


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