The experimental Bangladeshi rock band Bay of Bengal has recently released a music video of their song titled, “Ghum” which aims to raise awareness about suicide.
Research shows that almost eight lakh people commit suicide every year and in a developing country like Bangladesh, it is very easy to become demoralised and depressed. However, suicide cannot be the solution to our problems. Bay of Bengal wishes to convey this message to the audience through their latest track.
Talking about the song, vocalist Bakhtiyar Hossain said, “A song can be relatable to various issues, I think it is my duty to write and sing this song. I wrote it a while ago when I was really depressed for various reasons.”
When asked why he chose to work on an issue like that, he said, “The subject of the song is universal. I won’t dedicate this song to anyone in particular. But I hope people will know better after watching the video and will hopefully refrain from committing suicide when they are in severe depression. Moreover, we should always be communicative and be supportive towards our loved ones.”
Bakhtiyar directed the music video himself while Abdul Mannan served as the cinematographer.
Bay of Bengal emerged in the scene last year when they released their first album, Nirob Durvikkho.