Mazzy Star - So Tonight That I Might See (1993)

9am on a Saturday morning I could hear music coming from my flatmate’s room above me. I thought it was this:

Mazzy Star – Into Dust

Turns out it wasn’t, but I wanted to post it anyway.

It’s from the album “So Tonight That I Might See” which was originally released in 1993 but I don’t know it from then. Apparently Virgin Media used it on this ad 15 years later but I don’t think I remember it from then. It’s possible I first heard it on The O.C. “Pilot” but I don’t think that’s where I found it either.

Who knows…wherever I first heard it – it’s by 90s U.S. Alternative Rock band, Mazzy Star and it’s deeply pensive, stripped back and imagines, for me, a tragic love story between a human and a ghost…or maybe an angel…whose brief but intense time together reaches an inevitable end as she fades into oblivion when her limited time on this plane is exhausted as she serves the purpose for which she returned.

I think I might watch too many teen vampire/ghost/alien movies/TV shows.