Release date: August 2013
Black Bear is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Andrew Belle, released independently on August 20, 2013. On the theme of this album, Andrew refers to an excerpt from Clive Staples Lewis's 1955 autobiography, Surprised by Joy: "The odd thing was that before God closed in on me, I was in fact offered what now appears a moment of wholly free choice. I became aware that I was holding something at bay, or shutting something out. I could open the door or keep it shut. I chose to open. I say, "I chose," yet it did not really seem possible to do the opposite."