In this week’s episode of BackStory Jon Plett of Canadian-based band “The Details” gives us the details on their single “weightless in the dark!”
The song Weightless in the Dark is about two people (in my mind, it’s a man and a woman) who meet spontaneously on a elevator. The elevator breaks down, the two become friends while they're waiting for the elevator to move again, and then subsequently fall to their untimely deaths.
The truth is, I made the whole thing up. I don't even really know where I came up with the idea, I guess I just kind of made up a story in my head and then figured out a way to fit it into a song. I suppose at the end of the day it comes off as a bit of a sad song- but to me there's something really nice about it. The girl in the song is definitely more than a little distraught, and even though the story ends in tragedy, she seems to have made some sort of peace with herself before the story’s conclusion. I don't know, maybe it was destiny that she met that specific stranger right before she/they fell to her death.
The dark story spawned by Jon is indeed dark, but there’s something unavoidably beautiful about the connection to people form when faced with intense (and in this case, irreversible) situations.
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