“Already Dark”, the latest video from Hey Elsten’s album Borders, has just been released and is already getting some attention from musicians such as Coldplay, who recently had it on their website as the featured video of the day. Hey Elsten is the latest project of Grammy nominee and singer/songwriter Elsten Torres.
The album Borderscame together almost by accident. Before a gig, Elsten and a group of musician friends decided to try out an acoustic set before a regular gig. For this, they called on other friends to assist on string instruments. Needless to say, the chemistry between the group was instant and the sound they created was addicting enough to get them to contemplate the idea of recording together.
The lyrics on Borders were inspired by the dissolution and pain of Elsten’s divorce. As a direct result, the album presents an intimate perspective of love and loss where heartfelt memories convey feelings of happiness, and flashbacks of troublesome times take the listener into a dark and lonesome space.
Nonetheless, Borders provides a glimpse of hope for love, which is accurately reflected on the music video for “Already dark”.