Dealing with demons while in the public spotlight isn’t an easy thing. It’s something The Bunny The Bear’s frontman, Matthew Tybor, has been doing for years while struggling with substance abuse. It was that struggle that inspired the new song, “I Am Free”, which the band is proud to premiere the video for. The song is taken from their upcoming new album, The Way We Rust, out 3/17 on Needful Things Records.
The powerful lyrics of the song (This is the last time that I’ll walk ashamed of my choices, this emptiness, feeding my future to flames. This is the day I will finally be free of these demons, addictions that keep me in chains. I am free) are extremely personal to Tybor as he is currently in recovery and is no longer using. He explains, “[substance abuse] can seem like a seeming endless struggle to overcome such demons. Booze, pills, whatever really. A huge bulk of society struggles with some, or all of the above, myself included. Sometimes you have no choice but to find that sliver of hope within all the despair.”
This video is special as the band shot footage on during shows in a few of their favorite cities and put together a live video for the second single off their upcoming Needful Things Records release “The Way We Rust”. Tybor shares, “I couldn’t be more stoked with how the video turned out. I hope our fans, old and new, enjoy this video as much as I do.”