The Dark Fruits "Florida" track is not just the lead single of their sophomore album, Warm Weather Starter Pack; it's a touching bit of nostalgia. It's even more emotionally grounded with Northern Yukon archived footage for its music video. It consists of collected 8mm footage of the Yukon from the 50s and 60s. The video opens up with a line from a poem called "My Heart Soars" by Chief Dan George, saying:
"Nothing belongs to you of what there is, of what you take you must share... The sunlight does not leave its marks on the grass. So we, too, pass silently."
This line fits the music video in the context of what we see. The lyrics are also made up of Florida references to sunshine, the ocean, and Disney. More importantly, vocalist Jeff Wolosewich bases this song on his trip to Florida and returning home to the Yukon.
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The real story behind the track takes us to Florida, where he observes the lives and the stories of the people there. They spend time looking for shade from the sun; someone is scooping ice cream for Sally, or taking a cooler to the pool, and he thinks about how those motions "Is killing all the time till all the time is up, and how it's nothing new." It's a fact we face and return to often throughout our lives. On a grand scale, none of the things we do are important.
Then, he returns to the Yukon where everyone can see the tan he got while away, noticing that everyone back at home needs moisturizer. Never mind the souvenirs he bought. While he's observed people in different areas living their lives, the archival video footage is matched to show the lives of the people back home. He's back home with friends and family, a bit uneasy about his thoughts and, as a result, not wanting to feel alone.
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