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Monday 11 January 2021

The Bergamot Frontman Nathaniel Paul Takes Us To A Place Of Hope Amidst A Looming Dark Shadow Cast Over Our Lives

What will become of 2021? The dream is to go back. The nightmare is that we never can.
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Emmy Award winning The Bergamot frontman Nathaniel Paul's Songbird is one man's story of escape, as the majority of 2021 towers over us.

"During quarantine, I had to make a trip to the grocery store. I met an elderly man who struck up a conversation with me. We almost seemed to be kindred spirits. 

"He began the conversation with, 'Life is hard when you outlive all the ones you love'.

"It seemed like a bit of a quick start to a conversation, but I could tell he just needed someone to talk to. 

"After talking for a while, I felt this sense that he had that the world at large had forgotten about him. 

"But he had created a plan to travel the world on a train he had read about. He could work on the train and it would take him across the world.


"He was amidst planning his way out.

"Songbird was a direct inspiration from that moment. This idea of life after all that you love and care for is gone. 

"His story resonated with me in the way that I feel from COVID taking away so many small businesses - so many dreams from all of us."

But what do we do now? Where do we go from here?

Songbird hopes to take you to a place of hope amidst a looming dark shadow cast over the world.

Nathaniel Paul will release his debut full-length solo album in the summer of 2021.

The Bergamot are currently busy co-producing a full-length documentary, entitled State of the Unity, filmed across an entire twelve-month US road-trip and set for release in early 2021.

by: Mike Cobley




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