The song, while the product of an artist with a unique vision, has the capability to become something else once it is put out for everyone to hear. Once a song is out in the open, it could very well undergo a transformation unlike the original artist ever anticipated.
Suddenly finding himself with a chart-topping album, Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard finds himself concerned with more important things than popping open a bottle of bubbly. It's just another day in the fun, crazed universe of Death Cab.
A band as long-lasting as Death Cab would eventually have to regroup and launch their sound into a grittier, more primal direction, shaking off the stigma that comes with entering the Post-Millenial Platinum Club.