Be Strong is the debut studio album by London-based musical duo The 2 Bears. It was be released on 30 January 2012 in the United Kingdom. The album includes the singles “Bear Hug” and “Work”.
The 2 Bears are a London-based musical duo formed in 2009 composed of Joe Goddard (of electronic band Hot Chip) and Raf Rundell. The duo produces original material amalgamating various styles including 2-step, house, hip-hop and soul and also host a radio show on Ministry of Sound Radio entitled “Follow the Bears”. Critics offer various descriptions of The 2 Bears’ sound including “pop-hip-house”, “liquid-bmore-house-step”, and “rave-garage”. The 2 Bears have received UK national radio support from DJs including Fearne Cotton, Scott Mills, Greg James, Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Kissy Sell Out, Dev, Rob Da Bank, John Kennedy and Nick Grimshaw. The 2 Bears have also created a Radio 1 minimix for Annie Mac. The duo have produced remixes for several established artists including Metronomy, Toddla T and The View.