I Am The Pillar Of Darkness In Your Life

by Krief

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"I thought about this path I ended up on, in which I gathered the very basics to stay the course and survive. I was sold a dream, but it wasn’t my dream. I thought about how in my darkest hours I found myself surrounded by the exact same type of person.This song is about confronting your own demons, but it’s also about axing down the outer obstacles. Musically the song is quite challenging, the chords shift in odd places and there’s a couple tempo/timing changes. I made a commitment to keeping the first take on every track in order to preserve a sense of raw emotion that tends to get lost with repetition.”


You get burrows to lead the trail
Obsidian and wood for fire
But you’ll never know the way
And you’ll never be retired
Trudging from town to town
A jester escaping the mire
And if your worn knees should fail you
You can beg for a real life
But I don’t have to
I don’t need to turn you on
You get nothing when I’m done
There is no bellowing conscious in your life
There is no lingering sorrow in that twisted mind
There are no voices of reason in your fortress
There is no virtue repenting from your fiery shroud
I’m just a pillar that saves you
I’m just a pillar that turns you on
I am the pillar of darkness in your life


released June 26, 2020
Produced and Mixed By Patrick Krief
Written & composed by Patrick Krief

Recorded at Studio Mixart Montreal and Krief AAWAL studios.
Engineered by Patrick Krief and Nicolas Petrowski

Additional Engineering and creative consulting by Roberto Piccioni


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Krief Montreal, Québec

Hailing from Montreal, Krief is a singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer that has spent over a decade writing, recording and performing with his former band, the multi-award winning pop-noir band, The Dears. Krief's "solo" career has evolved from side-project band (Black Diamond Bay) to more of a one-man effort with a succession of guests to a truly solo endeavour. ... more

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