Astrid – Through the Darkness Of Your Life [video]
When I listened to “Through the Darkness Of Your Life” for the very first time -and since then, many, many more spins happened- I had a quick look at my calendar to see what day it was. Nope, it’s not January 1968 but 2022, yet I gladly take this trip back into time. Scottish guitar-pop duo Astrid give us an amazing present with their catchy new single. “Through the Darkness Of Your Life” is mesmerizing because it sounds at once utterly familiar yet fascinatingly new. The crisp guitars, the gorgeous harmonies, the cozy flow – how did Astrid, aka songwriters and childhood friends Willie Campbell and Charlie Clark, come up with it?
Frontman Charlie Clark says about the lyrical content:
”Through The Darkness Of Your Life” in some ways about getting older and using past experiences and knowledge gained to really start applying it to your life. During the pandemic I revisited a lot of Occult literature, power of positive thinking type books and lots of lectures by the likes of Alan Watts, Ram Das and Bob Proctor that I was interested in as a teenager. One book in particular, The Kybalion, which is a really small book but filled with all these amazing ideas and principles.
Of course, a track like this also needs a video and for that, the band returned to their roots. The accompanying visuals for “Through The Darkness Of Your Life” were filmed at Glasgow’s Dystopia Studios in the West End and on the Isle of Stornoway.
Listen to “Through the Darkness Of Your Life,” our Song Pick of the Day, and check out the video too: