Parlour Tricks’ new single will grab you ‘right from the start.’ “Broken Hearts/Bones” is a bittersweet, flirtatious love song about a tricky thing called timing. An instant attraction leads to a painful separation – and the hope of reuniting.
The song starts off innocently enough, as Parlour Tricks coyishly sing,”What’s your name? I forgot when you told me. Something pretty, something right out of a movie.” However reality quickly sets in as lead vocalist Lily Cato sings, “When you go, I’ll fall apart / When you go, I’ll fall apart.”
The star-crossed lovers find themselves doing the dance of timing:
“You didn’t give me time to get ready
And when I changed my mind
Broken hearts and broken bones
Spent that summer all alone
What’s the difference
I know you’re waiting for me”
The whimsical pop ballad feels comforting and familiar; like a favorite pillow, you just want to hug it close. The same goes for the endearing music video which features lowly shoppers and workers at the grocery store, including a real life gay couple falling for each other (literally and figuratively) in the soup aisle.
Image source: Parlour Tricks