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Q&A with The Playdates on Their Song Based on the Words from a Fallen Soldier’s Final Letter


Yesterday, we posted the video for The Playdates song “Safe and Sound”.  The song was moving in and of itself, but to find out that the lyrics were based on a letter that a fallen soldier had written to his wife and baby girl before he died made it all the more heart wrenching.

Instantly, we shared this song with who ever would listen.  It made it even more suiting that the band released it on Veteran’s Day and I am sure a lot of people that had listened to it took comfort from it.

Band ‘The Playdates’ Turns a Letter from a Fallen Soldier into a Song


First, I want to take this opportunity to thank all past and present veterans and those serving our country right now.  Without you brave souls, we wouldn’t have the freedoms we have been given.  Thank you for your service, you are braver than most and especially myself.

One of the most horrifying things that can happen to a military family is losing a loved one in battle.  Often, soldiers will write letters to their loved ones in case this happens.  It is a way for them to bring closure to their family after they’re gone.  In this case, a band was moved when they read a letter from a fallen soldier that he wrote to his wife and daughter before he died.