"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?
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.