Bethany Neville – Radio [Official Video]
From the album: Rest In Peace | Sliptrick Records | 2020
Radio, the new video from alt girl Bethany Neville, is about “the internal experience of someone living with Dissociative Identity Disorder, which is a disorder caused by trauma in early childhood. Basically it is a severe form of PTSD. The term ‘radio’ in the song is referencing how an individual with this disorder hears the voices of alters inside their head and has no control over making them quiet. An alter being an altered state of consciousness within the same body.
These separate identities have a job of keeping the mind and body safe by hiding memories that would cause pain to the individual with the disorder. These parts are unable to integrate into a singular personality in childhood. Dissociation becomes the normal with people suffering with this condition, escaping into a well-developed maladaptive daydream that’s been continued since as far back as the mind can remember with other identities who’s purpose is to keep you safe.”
Radio was filmed with the help of many of Bethany’s friends taking part in the video.
Bethany Neville – Rest In Peace
Bethany Neville’s latest ethereal album Rest In Peace is about the journey of unpacking her trauma. As someone who lives with CPTSD, she holds onto hope that everything will get better while also experiencing times where she wishes she was back in the state of blissful ignorance. Rest In Peace is about how it’s time to let the old version of you go and become the new person you’ve been dreaming of becoming and explores the genres of synth pop to alternative to electronic whilst taking inspiration from musicals as well. Read more …here
Rest In Peace | Released April 14th, 2020 on Sliptrick Records
Bethany Neville is:
Bethany Neville | Vocals/Piano/Production