Strange Familia, which is Garret Williams and Brecken Jones, has created a beautiful but strange and almost disconcerting song celebrating the lives and memorializing the tragic deaths of Williams’ mother and little daughter. This song has so much emotion and power, I swear the gods around us turn up to mourn and celebrate. There are so many odd undercurrents going on with this song that it is hard to pick up any particular example. As Williams says:
“I’ve spent the last year trying to put the pieces of my life back together,” shares Williams. “It’s hard not to feel lost when the biggest thing that’s been guiding you is taken away. That’s what “Nightlight” is about. The first lyrics were inspired by my mom but those words have weighed heavier with the loss of Lila. “Nightlight” is about losing the ones who inspire you, give you direction and life.”
This is a beautiful tribute to loss and the hope that something good comes out of loss. Thank you for such beauty.