The brainchild of Denver-based singer/songwriter John Runnels, Morning Bear is an orchestral indie folk project that channels emotion through vivid imagery and intricate melodies.
Morning Bear was formed when Runnels quit his dayjob as an engineer and took a one-way ticket to Europe. With songs written from the streets of Sevilla, Spain to the botanic gardens of Copenhagen, the music touches on following your dreams, growing older, and the doubts of life and love. Characterized by highly dynamic compositions, Morning Bear’s music is a balance between calm and delicate lows and exalted highs. Featuring soaring vocals and atypical arrangements including cello, violin, piano and more, Morning Bear provides a textured landscape behind pop-influenced hooks.