Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, it’s an extremely important day in the calendar and I’m happy that so many artists, bands and just people in general are honouring the day. Whether it be through a social media post, a piece of art created for the day or, in LA based band The Bergamot’s case, a song about their own personal experience with it.
With Bones they continue with their atmospheric yet ominous production that puts the full focus on the poetic and poignant lyrics that hit you like a freight train full of emotion. There’s a somber feel to the track too with the minimalistic production helping create this intimate nature that allows their emotionally driven vocals to make a strong and instant connection. Then you add the music video in there and you’ll find yourself reaching for the tissues in a matter of seconds.
“The opening lines of Bones are the first words I told my brother after he had checked out of rehab for the 2nd time,” Nathaniel Paul of the band explains. “My family had to intervene in a suicide attempt on Christmas Day 2016. 3 months later, we sat together on the banks of Lake Michigan as he first listened to Bones. With tears streaming down his face he said, ‘I want to send this song to all my friends at rehab’ My brother is alive to this day. BONES speaks the truth with love; we can’t just run from our burdens.”