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- Posted on May 27th 2011 1:45PM by Dan Reilly
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In advance of the Friday, May 27, premiere of the show, you can check out their performance of 'I Will Follow You Into the Dark,' their beloved cut from 2005's 'Plans.' As frontman Ben Gibbard explains, he penned the song in a burst of creativity at a Seattle studio he kept solely for songwriting (or, as he puts it, his "day job").
"One day, I went to work, had my lunch all packed, because I bring my own lunch, and I sat down to attempt to write a song," he says during the intro. "I wrote this next song in about 15 minutes and I kinda took my lunch and put it back in my bag and went home because I realized there was no point in working the rest of the day.
"When people ask me about this song, I never feel like I can claim that I wrote it because you should never be able to write a song in 15 minutes, because I feel like I channeled the song but I didn't necessarily write it. Thankfully, I was able to put my name on it."
The episode airs at 11PM ET on VH1 and VH1.com.
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