The Brooklyn-based rock band Bear in Heaven incorporates elements of psychedelic and electronic music, as well as aspects of krautrock, to create spacious pop anthems with memorable choruses. The East Coast four piece has dabbled with experimental-esque stylings and is widely known for its 2009 album Beast Rest Forth Mouth, an album that successfully fits progressive instrumentation within the hard-lined confines of pop music .
Singer/songwriter Jes Hudak has been playing the piano since age 8 and planning her first record since she first started performing at age 13. By 9th grade, the ambitious high schooler had released her first studio album and begun her professional music career. However, with the urging of her parents, Hudak completed high school and enrolled in college. Deciding that her music career was what she wanted to focus on (and no longer under her parents' legal jurisdiction), Hudak dropped out of college and began pursuing music. This led the young pianist to audition for both American Idol and Rockstar: INXS, managing to become a top contestant for both. Since then, Hudak has opened for the likes of Maroon 5 and Gavin DeGraw, has been the sole backup singer for Enrique Iglesias' tour and won countless competitions.