Thursday 24 May 2018

WATCH: Rubberbandits release new video for powerful new song about suicide 'Sonny'

A still from Sonny by Rubberbandits
A still from Sonny by Rubberbandits
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

The Rubberbandits have just dropped a powerful new song which tackles the issue of suicide.

Written and performed by Blindboy Boatclub and Mr Chrome the lyrics address the reasons often cited for people dying by suicide and the video features a cast of male and female characters dancing on chairs, stools etc or staring straight at the camera and mouthing the lyrics.

The song begins, "He isn't lonely or addicted to drugs, he doesn't owe his mother's money to thugs, he's not an alcoholic, he isn't depressed, and he's going to break a lot of hearts when he hangs himself."

The first verse continues, "He's not afraid of his past or disappointed in his wife, he wasn't called a f***ing knacker every day of his life, he never lied to his children they're better off if he leaves, because what he has is a problem not a f***ing disease."

A still from Rubberbandit's new video Sonny
A still from Rubberbandit's new video Sonny

The chorus is, "Sonny oh Sonny don't go hanging yourself - a horrible way to die".

Check out the video here (but be warned - there is strong language):

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