This Week BJ Barham’s Tear-Jerking ‘Unfortunate Kind’ Music Video Turns One-Year-Old
Last summer Bj Barham’s debut solo album, Rockingham, was funded by fans. Since then Barham’s American Aquarium band mates have all gone their separate ways. But American Aquarium lives on.
In honor of the new faces of American Aquarium, and the band’s return to Texas later this month let’s throw it back to a year ago this week and August ’16 — when we got our first peek at one of the most touching songs off Rockingham with this stunning single shot music video.
‘Unfortunate Kind’ was the first song I wrote for the record and it became very clear early on that this was the emotional anchor,” Barham says. “I set out to write and record an album about time, home and place and this is a song about coming to terms with the harsh reality that time waits for nothing. I wanted to explain that narrative in a love story. Not the cliche idea of love we are force fed today in jewelry commercials, but the kind of love that is resilient. The kind of love that doesn’t waver. The kind of love that many people believe to be dead and gone. The kind of love my parents have. I wanted to write a song about what happens when time takes control of the relationship. When one partner loses their say in the longevity of the relationship.