Lighter Respect

Lighter respect

I would suspect

Is needed to protect

Against the harshest



Lazy intuitions

More actions


Than reactive

In that respect

I hope not one but many

Can detect

The Bergamot – One Mile

Such a great article. Please take a moment to read this.

The Sound Sniffer

Brooklyn based husband and wife duo Jillian Speece & Nathaniel Paul Hoff form the enchanting musical project that is The Bergamot. I was introduced to this band this time last week when I was sent their latest single ‘One Mile’, I was instantly impressed, not only by the song but also the work that went into the video that accompanied it. I didn’t have any knowledge of them before then, thank god I do now. These are no ordinary band, they are an Emmy Award winning band – picking up the award in 2018 for their Trailblazers documentation.

I had a quick blast through their earlier releases and was stopped swiftly in my tracks by Ceasefire. This is a song that packs a punch and gets caught in the ear instantly. The couple’s style reminds me of early Angus & Julia Stone a bit. I’m going to link that…

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The Bergamot’s “Ceasefire” Shines With an Incandescent Spirit

Love this thoughtful and insightful review. A “Bright and scintillating take on psychedelic folk.”

Queen City Sounds and Art

TheBergamot_Ceasefire_crop The Bergamot “Ceasefire” artwork

“Ceasfire” by Brooklyn, NY-based The Bergamot has a downtempo anthemic quality that reminded me a bit of Low in the past decade and a half. The fantastic vocal harmonies between husband and wife duo Nathaniel Hoff and Jillian Speece going from gently textural verses to ethereal yet forceful choruses is utterly entrancing. All the while the music starts in simple, interweaving layers of percussion, glistening guitar and breezy synths and resolves into triumphant tones. Fans of The Besnard Lakes will appreciate the bright and scintillating take on a psychedelic indie folk. Keep with The Bergamot at any of the following and listen to “Ceasefire” below.


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Shadow of a Trade War

What do I wear to a trade war

Should I examine the tag

Before I leave the house

Who called the final shot

A squeaky mouse

No rhyme

No reason

Just that time of season

Big Party Thorny Issue

Bring it, home daddy,

Calls the crowd

They don’t think anymore

They just talk out loud

No reason to wait

Or think twice

Why be cordial

Why be nice

Thorny issues shoved in

Each others side

Doesn’t make it wrong

Sure as hell

Doesn’t make it right

Seize the Win

Seize the win

In easy time

Set up the win

In modern times

Holding hopes higher

Than the clouds that fly

Above our heads

Over the land

And through the mountains

Winning and losing

It’s just life

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