By Dave Andrusko
When I saw it over the weekend, I couldn’t wait to share “From Bump to Buzz.” It’s a delightful 3 minute, 9 second video released online by Tom Fletcher, the lead singer of the band McFly that documented, day by day, the pregnancy of his wife, Giovanna that culminated in the March 13 birth of their son, Buzz Michelangelo Fletcher.
I’m not familiar with the band, but evidently keeping their fans up to date (for example with touring videos) is something Fletcher takes seriously. And the video didn’t shock their fans, we learn, because Tom and Giovanna sang a duet while carving pumpkins to announce they were expecting!
The song that Tom sings to the time-lapse video—“Something New”—truly is adorable.
Among the lines…
“I predict a summer isn’t very long/then before you know it were singing Christmas songs/then we get another April, May and June/I think I’m ready for something new” …
”There will come a morning you will open up your eyes, but it’s what you do until that day arrives.
”You want to touch a mountain, taste the waterfall, you only have to see one, than you’ve seen them all.
”Gonna bet that tomorrow, that the sky is blue. I guess I’m ready, I think I’m ready, I hope I’m ready, for something new.”
Near the very end, when Giovanna is very pregnant, she waves goodbye while Tom strums his guitar and sings. A moment later she comes back with Buzz Michelangelo. In a tender moment if there ever was one, they kiss their baby…and smile at the camera.
You won’t be surprised when I tell you the video has already been viewed nearly five million times.
Take a minute and lighten up your day at www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJ7-v7xVm3I