The Bloom Twins are a hot Ukrainian duo we have been interested in and spoken about many times not least, for their emotive, spine-tingling efforts “Blue“, “Set Us Free” and “Amnesia“. Recently we had the opportunity to speak with the twin sisters Anna and Sonia Kuprienko about their new single “Talk To Me“, and in our interview (here) they explain more about the origins of the song, as well as, chatting about the Ukrainian music scene and touring with Duran Duran.
The dramatically sensible style of the twins music lends itself well to tackle provocative and sensitive topics which require emotive and poignant lyrics and vocals. For “Talk To Me” the girls bring home that dark thoughts can and do surface with people from all walks of life. Talking about the newly released video the twins had this to say, “Talk To Me” is the most moving video we’ve ever done. It’s personal. It’s emotional. It’s real. It’s about recognising yourself, your fears, your struggles, dark thoughts, but finding that courage to speak about it, to share it with someone. We all have issues. Don’t isolate yourself. Talk to someone: a friend, a relative, a stranger on the other end of a call.
The combination of haunting vocals and striking visual direction by Serge Vane bring clarity to the important, theme of the song which the duo artfully convey, in the deeply meaningful and, insightful music video. Showing scenes of emotional distress, it graphically depicts someone at their most vulnerable, locked in internal pain and looking for a way out of the suffering and torment. All of which has a habit of rearing its head particularly at this time of the year.
While Anna and Sonia invite us to enjoy the haunting and compelling song, they also reinforce that mental health issues are not weaknesses and to seek help. If this all sounds like a situation you might be currently gripped by, take on board and take action from the wise, parting words from the Bloom Twins. “We want to thank SANE Mental Health Charity, Samaritans, PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide, and Crisis Text Line for all the beautiful work they are doing, for all the support or just a listening non-judgemental ear that they offer. Sometimes that’s all it takes.”