First Listen: When the sun goes down on your street.

UPDATED: Like many others, I thought this track was a Death Cab For Cutie cut off their upcoming album, Codes and Keys. But! It’s actually a solo Gibbard track. He took to Twitter to clarify:

Hey y’all! Just for the record, “…sun goes down…” is not a dcfc track. It’s a solo and will be in the new “Arthur” film. enjoy!
— Ben Gibbard, @gibbstack

Death Cab for Cutie is one of my all-time favourite bands.

I’m not sure what it is but there’s something melancholy and ethereal about Ben Gibbard’s vocals. Death Cab lyrics are always a little dark, a little haunting and leave you unsure about what it is they’re actually singing about. Either way, Ben Gibbard has a new track online called “When the Sun Goes Down On Your Street” and I am really enjoying it.

A while back, there was a video circulating of Ben performing an new untitled track but the lyrics were about Seattle, from what I could figure. Anyway, that track has a very similar feel to this song. So when I’m back on my computer at home, maybe I’ll post that too when I can find it again. But for now, enjoy. I’ve also transcribed the lyrics too for those of you who are like me and love a well-written verse. (Also thanks to The Peak for posting the track on Soundcloud.)

Ben Gibbard – “When the Sun Goes Down On Your Street”

When the sun goes down, down on your street
Oh, let me be the one you meet
In the lamplight haunt when the night has just begun
Though you fear where shadows fall
There’s nothing there to harm you at all
Uncover your eyes, presume uncertain skies

And rise, arise and step into the night
It’ll be alright

When the sun goes down, down on your street
And you’re feeling strangely incomplete
Oh, please don’t grieve for days that fell like leaves
‘Cause under a moon that hangs from silver strings
We know not what this darkness brings
The stars all gleam with possibility

And rise, arise and step into the night
It’ll be alright

When the sun goes down, down on your street
Oh, let me be the one you meet
For I’ve waited years for you to return to me

So rise, arise and step into the night
So rise, arise and step into the night
So rise, arise and step into the night
It’ll be alright