American pop rock singer songwriter Tori Amos’ ‘Bells for Her‘ showed up on this week’s episode of Yellowjackets at the end of the episode as Lottie’s bees die — Yellowjackets, Season 2, Episode 3, “Digestif“.
The somber song was played for the last couple of minutes of the ending scenes as the camera moves away from the dead birds at the cabin to Lottie in the present day having a vision about her bees.
Tori Amos’ ‘Bells for Her‘ is one of the tracks from the indie singer’s second studio album Under the Pink. That album was was released in January, 1994 and charted in 10 countries.
In the United Kingdom, Under the Pink hit the top spot on the UK Albums chart
In the U.S. it made it to #12 on the Billboard 200 chart.
The album also spawned four singles, including ‘Cornflake Girl‘, although the utterly sad but lovely ‘Bells for Her‘ was not one of them.
The lyrics for Amos’ ‘Bells for Her‘ talk about the end of a close friendship and how, even though you want to be able to fix that broken relationship at any cost, you know it isn’t possible:
Can’t stop, can’t stop loving you
Can’t stop loving
Can’t stop what is on its way
And I see it coming
And it’s on its way
The song itself sounds almost like an old-English folk song, which gives it even more emotional power.
Listen to Tori Amos‘ ‘Bells for Her‘ as heard on this week’s Yellowjackets on the Spotify player and in the video.
You can also hear more music from Yellowjackets here on Leo Sigh.
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