Here's The Story Behind The Soundtrack to the "First Kiss" Video

It’s almost unheard of that a two-year old song would push its way to the top of any Billboard

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It’s almost unheard of that a two-year old song would push its way to the top of any Billboard chart, but as a video titled First Kiss by Tatia Pilieva made its rounds as a viral video, the video’s accompanying song “We Might Be Dead Tomorrow” by SoKo also picked up a buzz, claiming a No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart with 11.5 million U.S. streams and counting.

Although this sudden burst of success may seem like a happy ending for the “We Might Be Dead Tomorrow” song, the story behind the track itself is actually quite sad, touching upon the unpredictable nature of death and love of life. Created by the French songstress back in 2012, the bittersweet song urges listeners to love and to race against the concept of approaching death, offering not only a critique against people who are too busy to love but also paying tribute to her father who faced a sudden death.

I wrote that song about two years ago. I was going through a really rough time — I lost my dad when I was 5, he died overnight in bed with my mum. And I think it affected my and brother’s lives in such a way that we are absolute lovers of life. I get so attached, so quickly because I have this extremely high consciousness of death, that it’s just around the corner. So I hold on to every bit of love I can get. I’ve played this song so many times live, and it still makes me teary each and every time I perform it. The song is the opposite of bitter — it’s all about setting down your walls and being a lover every day, because death is just around the corner. It’s calling people out on being even more loving, and stop all the “I’m too busy for a relationship” talk, and selfish things of that kind, just because they are scared to be vulnerable and to love. I find it sad, but ultimately, the song is all about embracing love as the most grandiose thing in life

SoKo even makes an appearance in the film itself. Watch above and stream “We Might Be Dead Tomorrow” below, and head to The Hollywood Reporter for a full look at her interview.

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