Whether rooted in memory or myth, every overgrown kid's got a secret, idyllic spot hidden deep inside themselves. And even if it's a total illusion, we all cling to the hope of fleeing to this private paradise.
Space Between Words' new video for "Things Children Do," directed by Radioboxer's Jota Dazza and Aless Nicolaci, is exactly that kind of sunny, nostalgic fantasy, soaked in bright colors, overflowing emotion, and lush nature scenes.
"The song really captures," Space Between Words singer-guitarist Steven Weingarth explains, "how there is a moment when we are growing up that we realize that it's time we have to grow up, which sucks."
"At its core, the song is actually about two people who are growing up and love each other," he adds. "One, though, wants to stay young and the other is ready to start the next stage of their life."
But the "Things Children Do" go beyond just losing their innocence. They toy with intoxicants too. "The song is always about drugs," Weingarth admits. "Two people, and one wants to kick the habbit while the other thinks they can go on and function like normal.
"All the verbs have double meanings," he says. "Running into each other is when you meet up to score. Spinning is when you drink and smoke pot at the same time."
"The song has this kind of escapism to it. And the footage depicts places that we escape to -- Hawaii, Southeast Asia, and the forests of South America."
See you at the secret spot, kids. Just follow the drugs and broken dreams.
Space Between Words with the Deadly Blank and DJ Hottpants as part of Business Buddies. Thursday, October 27. The Stage, , Miami. The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets cost $35 to benefit people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Open bar provided by Grey Goose. Call 305-576-9577 or visit thestagemiami.com.