The new single by Jacob Gurevitsch feat. Buika – Melancolía is out now in all digital stores.
On ‘Melancholía’, Jacob Gurevitsch is accompanied by Grammy nominated singer Buika in an aching attempt at beauty in the face of despair.
When Gurevitsch first saw the Mallorcan singer perform a few years ago, he was moved to tears. The Danish guitarist had been struck by Buika’s bleeding-heart performance. Before meeting or contacting her, he composed this song with her and her mesmerizing voice in mind. Luckily, when they finally linked up, Buika loved the track and a collaboration was born.
‘Melancolía’ is an exploration of loss and beauty as a recourse within painful times. Danes are known for their tendency towards melancholy, although here, the grey Nordic despondency makes way for a kind of poetic wallowing that compliments the Spanish guitar and singing.
Gurevitsch’ guitar paints a siesta scene of empty plazas frozen in the sun. Buika lets the dry tenderness of her vocals run through it like a warm summer breeze. Together they hit a note of stoical sorrow, adorned with slow but faithful strings and mellow harmonica poetics.
Jacob Gurevitsch’ love for the Spanish guitar began 15 years ago when the instrument struck a hidden chord within him.
Today he’s something of a virtuoso, fluently traversing the dramatic and emotional language of the instrument. A drop of Argentina, old Italian movies and early morning walks through Northern Spanish hills.
One of the biggest guitar soloists on the planet, his music speaks to a yearning for re- enchantment, to capture the lost romance and poetry of life. Jacob is currently working on his third album, due to be released in 2021.