Bonfire Lakes sounds familiar with sorrowful tunes, and that experience shines through their single “Two Sisters”. I’ll admit, listening to the song was a bit hard for me. Death is a part of life that no one can escape, but as sentimental beings we hope that our loved ones will never meet that fate, and if they do, hopefully not in our lifetimes. However, with lyrics such as “you left unannounced just like your sister” and “she went out in the cold and into the darkness” it’s easy to understand that the singer has lived through the death of someone special.
Although this aspect is melancholy enough to cement the single as one of Bonfire Lakes greatest laments, the song takes true emotional flight when it delves into the artist’s second loss. The two sisters, you see, both leave. One in death, and the other in terms of distance. It’s apparent that the artist feels loss for both siblings, even if one is still alive. Can you say that the death of intimacy is as poignant as true, physical death? I’m not sure. However, Bonfire Lakes will bring you to your knees with that question as the gentle lyrics “Two Sisters” spins a sad tale of complex losses.
“We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.” — Carl Sagan