With bars overflowing with honky-tonk ways every second of the day, it’s clear as to why country artists try and find their way in Nashville. So you can imagine one’s surprise when a group such as Bones & Bridges notes that place “solidified” them as a trio. With a sound that finds the perfect balance between R&B and pop, it’s far from Nashville’s signature, but alas it’s where Bones & Bridges came into their own. “It was our writing trip down in Nashville in 2016 where we solidified as a trio and where we truly believed that we could do something special as a group.”
Something special indeed. Their latest single, “Go Figure,” sounds like something that could be alongside Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber on the charts. We talked about what they’re up to now and when we’ll get more of their sweet sounds.
Kendra: You guys came together a couple of years ago. Were you friends before that or was the friendship spawned by the music?
TEE: Atom and I met back in 2010 in Toronto and have been long-time friends and frequent collaborators ever since. I met Anthony met when we were studying at McGill University from 2005-2009 – we were friends but didn’t connect musically until 2016. As Anthony spent more time working with me in the studio, he met Atom and naturally this led to the three of us jamming together. From the first day we collaborated, there was a synergy between us that was truly unique and special.
Kendra: Your debut single, “Reveries” is a prime example of all of your skills coming to bat. Was this the first song you guys did together or was it just the one that made it out of the gate first?
Bones & Bridges: “Reveries” was actually one of our later songs written in Aug 2017. This was co-written with fellow Canadian David Spekter and we knew there was something special the day it was written. It was the first song where we really felt our sound came together – it was epic, dark, mysterious yet edgy.
Kendra: Because now you’ve got “Go Figure” out and about. I love that you pulled from not only when you were on the receiving end of the heartbreak but when you served it as well. Is it harder being the so-called hero of heartbreak or realizing you were once the villain?
Bones & Bridges: I think we all agree that it’s a pretty awful feeling when you realize you’ve been the villain. Especially if you know you’ve done something that was once done to you. You think that you will never hurt someone the way you’ve been hurt…but we’re all human and things happen. The biggest thing is to actually have that self-awareness. Then just be sure to grow and learn from your mistakes.
Kendra: Will these singles be part of an album in the coming months, perhaps early 2019?
Bones & Bridges: We plan to release a few more singles for 2018 as we continue to build our catalog. We are definitely working towards a full-length album early-mid 2019
Kendra: It’s hard to believe we’re almost to 2019. Do you have any major plans as we head towards the new year?
Bones & Bridges: Continue to build our catalog and refine our sound. We are also working towards our first live show hopefully sometime in early 2019.