‘BONES’ is a beautiful song with an incredible message. The Bergamot has shown once again their skillful ways of turning deeper backstories into a gorgeous song that can spark change.
I am always impressed by what comes from The Bergamot but this one is my favorite thus far (with ‘One Mile’ following closely behind). The release date of this song is no random day. They specifically chose World Suicide Prevention Day because it supports the meaning behind the song. Nathaniel Paul Hoff, one of the two singers in the band, has a brother who nearly died due to a suicide attempt so this is a tribute to him and others who suffer from suicidal thoughts or actions. Nathaniel Paul Hoff said, “The opening lines of ‘BONES’ are the first words I told my brother after he had checked out of rehab for the 2nd time.”
The video shows a woman sinking into the water which to me shows the burdens of life getting to her. In the end though she breaks free and the use of forward and reverse makes it look like the surface scoops her up. Overall, the video is simply gorgeous.
This song holds great importance for the world right now due to the 33% increase in suicide rates over the past few years. If you or any of your loved ones are at risk of suicidal thoughts or actions PLEASE do not hesitate to call the National Suicide Hotline (below).
Thank you to The Bergamot for another amazing, powerful, song.
The Bergamot is an American indie-folk-rock band based in Brooklyn, New York. The two founding members and songwriters of The Bergamot are husband and wife Nathaniel Paul Hoff and Jillian Speece.
National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Review by Ella de Castro