In ful­l, I Will Fol­low You In­to the Dark, by Death Cab for Cu­tie off their al­bum Plans. This is a so­lo acous­tic thing, stripped down to noth­ing but a love­ly tune and a haunt­ing mes­sage; both will stick to you, even if you heard them a mil­lion times on the ra­dio a decade back.

No per­son­al con­nec­tion here; I don’t know any­thing about Death Cab, think it’s a dumb name for a band, don’t know any of their oth­er songs, wouldn’t rec­og­nize any of them if I met them on the street.

Death Cab for Cutie

I just heard it on the ra­dio driv­ing a kid to school, and was hooked: If heav­en and hell de­cide that both are sat­is­fied/Il­lu­mi­nate the “No’s” on their Va­can­cy signs.” I’ve nev­er been in a close-up-with-death sit­u­a­tion, but it feels like the singer’s cap­tured that feel­ing.

This is part of the Song of the Day se­ries (back­ground).

Links · Spo­ti­fy playlist. This tune on Ama­zon, Spo­ti­fy, iTunes, live video.


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February 19, 2018
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