Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste Is a Therapist Now

Former Grizzly Bear frontman Ed Droste is moving on from a career in music to a career in therapy. The artist announced as such in a new Instagram post detailing his own independent practice in Los Feliz, California.

“I’m thrilled to announce the next stage of my career and the commencement of my independent practice as an associate therapist,” Droste wrote. “I provide virtual and in-person counseling for adults and teenagers in Los Feliz. If you know anyone seeking a therapist in California, please don’t hesitate to share my contact details. My psychology today profile is linked up in my bio, or you can reach me via my supervisor’s website Thank you all so much for your support!” Check out his post below.

Droste formed Grizzly Bear in 2002, with the moniker initially acting as a pseudonym for the artist’s solo music. Christopher Bear played drums on Droste’s first LP, 2004’s Horn of Plenty, before the two began playing shows with bassist Chris Taylor. With guitarist Daniel Rossen joining the roster soon after, Grizzly Bear the band released four more albums, including their most recent release Painted Ruins, before Droste announced his departure from the group to study therapy.

Since going on hiatus, Grizzly Bear’s other members have embarked on musical projects of their own. Daniel Rossen released his first solo album, You Belong There, in 2022, and earlier this year, he and Chris Bear wrote the soundtrack to the A24 film Past Lives.