Have you ever been staring at the face of the person you love —really staring, drinking it in, waves of wonder and joy and lust and friendship washing over you—and thought to yourself, “Oh weird, there’s a skeleton under that person’s face meat”? You probably will next time. “Welp, I guess I’m in love with a skeleton now,” you say. “Let me just press my head bones into hers.”
All of our love stories are just flashbacks to a couple of skeletons’ earthy epilogue, right? It’s important to keep that in mind, especially if you really want to be bummed out all the time. Another good way to turn on the emotions is by watching this video for “Moonbeams” by Family Band, from their recent album Grace & Lies. The clip, directed by Sam Macon, is literally—and I mean that literally literally—the most romantic and horrifying thing I’ve seen in recent memory. It’s the story of two dead lovers who crawl out of their graves for one perfect day together. There’s also some boney skateboarding, of course, because what skeleton love story is complete without that?
The group’s Kim Krans and Jonny Ollsin, themselves married, play the skeletons. Some day they will both be dead.