The American indie folk-rock group releases the song “Bones” for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
For fans of: Blind Pilot, Benjamin Gibbard, and The Decemberists.
About the band: Husband-and-wife duo Nathaniel Hoff and Jillian Speece formed their Indie folk-rock group The Bergamot in 2009 at the Indiana University — Purdue University Fort Wayne by. Since then, they've been named "The Hottest Emerging Music Talent" by People Magazine and have opened for X-Ambassadors, Bea Miller, and BANNERS.
About the song: Released during Suicide Prevention Month, “Bones” was written by Nathaniel Hoff for his for his brother who has struggled with depression.
“The opening lines of ‘Bones’ are the first words I told my brother after checking out of rehab for the second time,” says Hoff.
“My family had to intervene in a suicide attempt on Christmas Day 2016. Three 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 — to everyone in rehab.’ My brother is alive to this day. ‘Bones’ speaks the truth with love; we can’t just run from our burdens.”
Why we like it: Hoff bares his heart with this raw and emotional tune. Heightened by Speece’s echoing harmonies, the composition propels the song’s honest sentiments in a compelling and moving way.
Take a look at the music video for "Bones", below.
For more information on the Bergamot, visit their website.
If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800.273.TALK (8255), or call 911 immediately. If you’re uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can also text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.