Beartooth - 2021

Today, Beartooth released their highly anticipated fourth studio album, Below, along with an accompanying music video for “Skin.” The visual for this earworm track captures the live energy that is omnipresent at any and all Beartooth shows, and is bathed in the same purple tones as the album artwork.

“‘Skin’ is the most ‘easy listening’ kind of song that you’re gonna get on this album. It’s definitely more melody-driven, a little more pop, a little more vibe-y. But lyrically, this one means a lot to me, and musically, I was super happy with the composition, and it just gave a new flavor to the album.”

Caleb Shomo

Below is out now via Red Bull Records and Beartooth’s U.S. headline tour kicks off August 14.

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