Long Beach’s Bundy, commonly referred to as Bundy The Band, release their version of Rufrano‘s beloved “Honeydew.” Keeping intact the original’s folk-esque core and tenderness, Nani Serna, Johnny Lim, Mike Meza and JB Vasquez ultimately make the track their own. Pairing it with The Psychic Wave’s direction, Bundy’s “Honeydew” is a homage of giving selfless time and the unrequited reception that ties at the ankle of love for a bittersweet tug.
Waiting and the art of patience encapsulates the first few minutes, focusing on the lull between delivery, of what one assumes, towards a bouquet of flowers. The starting character’s demeanor is somewhat contemplative in the beginning, as she pensively arranges the flowers in the backseat of a moving vehicle awaiting her destination. The first few lines of the track warm the shot and quietly tell a hefty tale. Bright guitar chords allow “Honeydew” to be heard on a lighter base, playing off the emotive vocals that allow another side of Rufrano’s words to be felt.
Minimal shots highlight the passing of time as day turns to night and the continuous focal point on the bouquet. At this point it raises questions whether our character is waiting to deliver them to a loved one who never shows, or can’t allow herself to fully accept them. Regardless of the intent, the video’s turning point is felt at two cleverly placed shots, one being a reflected state of mind in a waterless bathtub, and the other being a long shot between the bouquet and our character, mindlessly dancing as she waits.
Suppression of torn memories resurface, or allowance of the unrequited love seeps in, which leads to the demise of the flowers among the melodic riffs. Whatever storyline a viewer chooses, the minimalist approach from the video’s direction screams of a genuine stroke for all listeners and viewers, subjectively uncovering a piece that needs closure. Questioning the ending, as a recycled shot earlier fades the video (and noting we see our main gal in the car adoringly looking at the flowers), a Groundhog Day effect is slightly echoed at the hands of time standing still in honeydew.
In addition, all proceeds will be donated to Save the Children which can be purchased on iTunes and Bandcamp. When asked the reasoning behind the donation for the track, the band stated that they didn’t want to “profit of a cover song” and asked Rufrano’s organization of choice.