The first time I heard Georgi Krastev's "Living in the Darkness", thoughts of my last Joze Gonzalez live surfaced in my mind. That was the last time I've heard such a compelling and intimate acoustic sound, and yeah - it has been a while. Acoustic music and I have parted ways awhile ago, so I appreciate the fact that life brought Georgi's music in my life.

His name sounds very Bulgarian, but I can't confirm where he actually resides or is from. That, however, is irrelevant. What's important is the magnificent and spacious sound pouring out of his guitar and the subtleness of his vocals. While "Living in the Darkness" screams mellowness, I somehow find it calming. I guess there's comfort in sadness.

The song came with this message. We've all been there. I think that's how you experience and learn to love.

After it was over, I felt a profound sense of hopelessness and regret. And for a while, I lay down in a really dark place. You’re really forced to spend time with the memories of that person and what they meant to you. All of what could have been. And yet on some level you know you will get over them and find someone new, probably sooner than you think. But that’s hard to see when you’re living in the darkness.

posted by Ivo
May 2021