Released last week, Rosehip is Polar Bear & King’s second single, following last year’s Holy Ground. The Swedish duo that make up the band had worked together for seven years before formally deciding to launch Polar King & Bear, with Holy Ground expressing the closeness of old friends and the possibilities that open up when they are reunited. In contrast, Rosehip is, in the band’s own words:
A song about being stuck in time and place, about how you sometimes can lose yourself into another world, another lifestyle or feeling. It’s about those occasions when time stops and you come to the realization that nothing stands in your way.
Wrapped safely in warm falsetto, the melody is a slowly blossoming flower feeling the first rays of Spring sunshine before finally bursting into life at the song’s tumultuous crescendo.