Don't Be Light
by Air (featuring Beck)

Album: 10,000 Hz Legend (2001)

Songfacts®:

  • This was a track from French electronic duo Air's third album, 10,000 Hz Legend.
  • The American singer-songwriter Beck guested on this track. He also featured on another 10,000 Hz Legend song, "Vagabond."
  • Air musician Jean-Benoit Dunckel explained this song to Mojo magazine: "It's a message to the people. I know that sounds pretentious, I know nobody cares (laughs) but it's just to say, 'Be yourself, don't be part of the industrial system that wants you to consume some light product.' It's a global idea, you know. We like that. It's a game with words." (This interview is available at Rock's Backpages.)

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