Song Premiere: BEARCAT, ‘Silence Is Silver’

BEARCAT’s Renee Yohe is super famous, and you probably don’t even know it. The Florida native helped form the nonprofit organization To Write Love On Her Arms, dedicated to helping young adults with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. Renee has also published a collection of journals in the book “Purpose For The Pain,” chronicling her struggles with addiction, which is being turned into a movie, “Renee,” starring Chad Michael Murray and Kat Dennings. (The film is set for release in 2012.) On top of it all, Renee is also a musician, forming the band BEARCAT, who’s landed a spot on tour this spring with Never Shout Never. Did you catch all that? Good.

Listen to BEARCAT’s “Silence Is Silver” after the jump.

BEARCAT’s latest, “Silence Is Silver,” speaks to tackling your issues head on instead of keeping them bottled up. In her gentle, strong voice — she reminds us a bit of She And Him‘s Zooey Deschanel with a touch of Fiona Apple thrown in — Renee sings over twangy guitar: “They say silence is golden, but perhaps it’s really silver/ Chains around me ankles that keep me here.”

Even though she’s made her mark in the nonprofit and publishing worlds, Renee’s looking for help when it comes to her music career. She’s set up a Kickstarter in the hopes of releasing a full-length EP, and the cool thing about Kickstarter is… YOU can help. How cool is the internet?

+ Listen to BEARCAT’s “Silence Is Silver” below, and head over to Renee Yohe’s Kickstarter to donate.