In The Darkness
|"In The Darkness"|
|Song by Dead By Sunrise from the album Out Of Ashes|
|Released||October 13, 2009|
|Live debut||July 04, 2009|
|Last played||November 12, 2011|
|Writer||Chester Charles Bennington, Amir Davidson, Ryan Christopher Shuck, Anthony Valcic|
|Label||Warner Bros. Records|
"In The Darkness" is one of Chester's favorite songs on Out Of Ashes, right next to "Give Me Your Name". Elias Andra also says it is, by far, his favorite song on the record. The song's working title, "Darkness", was unveiled through a songboard picture posted by Julien-K on their official website in 2007. The song was originally planned for inclusion on the The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack, but Twilight wanted the song exclusively, which meant it couldn't be released on Out Of Ashes. The band turned down the offer for this reason.
The lyrics were written about Chester's relationship with his second wife, Talinda Ann Bentley.
Chester experimented writing about human relationships in a raw, naked manner in songs like "Give Me Your Name" and "In The Darkness", but says "Into The Darkness was more up my alley in that it was kind of a love song but it was dark and twisted at the same time. I don't know if anybody else finds it romantic, but when I sing 'I want to open my skin and pull you in,' I find it sexy, the idea of wanting somebody so badly that you want to become one with them; you want to inhabit their body and vice-versa. It was hard to open myself up in that way because I usually write about doom and gloom and 'poor me' shit."
In an interview with KROQ, Amir said that the song was referred to as "The Darkness" and featured an Indian drum sampler beat to start the song. He described how demo ideas like that sometimes didn't even end up in the final versions of the songs. In the final version of the song, Ryan Shuck is doing the beatboxing.
Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.
|In The Darkness||Out Of Ashes||5:28||2007-2009||October 13, 2009||
|In The Darkness||Out Of Ashes Instrumentals||5:31||2007-2009||
"In The Darkness" was debuted acoustically at the Club Tattoo grand opening celebration after "Walking In Circles". The studio version of the song wasn't debuted until the 2010 Asian tour, where the song was played after "Walking In Circles" again. "In The Darkness" returned acoustically at the 'Stars Of The Season' gala, being played after "I'll Try Not To Destroy You" by Julien-K.
Dead By Sunrise
- Chester Bennington
- Ryan Shuck
- Amir Derakh
- Elias Andra
- Brandon Belsky
- Anthony "Fu" Valcic
- Howard Benson: producer
- Tom Whalley: executive producer
- Mike Plotnikoff: recorder
- Chris Lord-Alge: mixer
- Interview with Elias Andra, February 14, 2010
- Possible Dead By Sunrise Tracklisting | LP Association Forums, June 03, 2007
- Some random info - Newswire - Linkin Park Live, March 02, 2010
- Interview with Chester Bennington: Dead By Sunrise Thrive In The Moonlight | The Aquarian Weekly - Page 2, October 13, 2009
- Linkin Park's Chester Bennington talks Dead By Sunrise | MusicRadar, November 20, 2009
- KROQ interview Dead By Sunrise (part1) - YouTube, July 05, 2010