Whitechapel’s New Video for “Bring Me Home” is a Tribute to Phil Bozeman’s Late Father
Whitechapel’s new video for “Bring Me Home” — from their latest album Mark of the Blade — explores the death of vocalist Phil Bozeman’s father when Phil was only 10 years old. The clip, directed by Mathis Arnell, and premiered at Metal Injection, is incredibly emotional; it should be tough to watch for anyone, but it really hits home for me right now… as a (relatively) new father, and with my own dad now getting into his 70s. I can’t even imagine.
Here’s Phil himself on the video and the track:
This video means more to me than any video we’ve ever done. It portrays my struggle through dealing with my dad’s death at the age of 10. The shots of me show me at my darkest moments. Suicidal thoughts, suicide note and feeling alone. The atmosphere of the room we shot this is nailed exactly how I was feeling at the time. Dark, depressed and suicidal. The shots of the man and young boy portray my bond I had with my dad and how devastated I was when he left. They are presented to be in a dream like state of me remembering him. The last shot is from my dad and mom’s actual gravesite. It’s really awesome to have that authenticity to the video. The final scene is showing that I came out of it alive but no matter what, I will push forward and not give up.
Watch below. Mark of the Blade is out now and can be bought here.