Some messages can just never be said enough, issues that can never have too much awareness. One of these issues is something we have all felt in some capacity: bullying. In the playground, the workplace, children and adults are all vulnerable to the cruelty that can be inflicted by others. One of the main problems surrounding bullying is that people who have not experienced it do not always realise the overwhelming impact it can have, especially on young people, and the isolation and defeat it can fill you with. A few months ago, Saint Mars released their first single, ‘Somewhere Somebody’, from their upcoming concept album. ‘Somewhere Somebody’ is an emotional and powerful song delivered in an honest and authentic voice by Tryzdin Grubbs – a boy of just thirteen that sings with immense talent and first-hand experience with the song’s subject matter. Since the song’s release it has gained an artistic, creative and impactful music video that deserves another mention on this blog.
After being discovered by Saint Mars overseer Marc Darcange, Tryzdin became the perfect voice for ‘Somewhere Somebody’ by giving an honest and authentic portrayal of what it is like to deal with bullying but also how to cope with it. ‘Somewhere Somebody’ makes a connection through shared sorrow but gives you the tools you need to fight through it, reminding you that you are never truly alone and to keep repeating ‘somewhere somebody loves me.’ The music video for ‘Somewhere Somebody’ uses silhouettes to tell the story of a boy desperately searching for someone to accept him only to realise the only person who needs to accept him is himself. Tryzdin’s yearning vocals accompanied by the moving visuals are both heart breaking and inspiring, giving a voice to all those who feel like they don’t have one.
Watch the music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OegHG_y8HcE
Review by Skye W.Winwood