With a twinkle through the speakers, Darwin's new single "Dance Alone" pierces the eardrums with a sad tone and an uplifting melody. The Santa Rosa-based artist delivers a dance floor gem that beckons to the likes of Foster the People and Washed Out. It's dark, and yet you can't help but let your feet do the speaking for you once you hear it. If this is a hint of what's to come for Darwin in the near-future, then lovers of electronic post-pop will have a lot to look forward to. To bring us more grooves and emotion, Darwin has put together a special Shameless Tuesdays playlist!
Here's what Darwin has to say about this week's playlist:
I've been writing, recording and performing since I was in high school. But it wasn't until much later, when encouraged by David J, to make my own album. He agreed to produce and play bass and we set to work on retooling some of my older songs and writing a few new ones. 'Starfishing' was primarily an acoustic guitar based record with occasional synth and beat work. Having explored that I was eager to keep moving forward and exploring new ways to treat my songs. Growing up I was fascinated with electronic bands, particularly from the UK and Europe. I decided to learn more about the instrumentation and production techniques for my next album. I was fortunate enough to meet Julian Shah-Tayler around this time and immediately formed a strong musical bond and friendship. 'So Few Comets' is the result of our work and a reflection of, not only a new sound, but also the times. There was no choice but to be political for this one.
I made this playlist with an aim to give listeners a chance to hear some of the sounds that influenced my latest work. When I work on music, and particularly 'So Few Comets', it's important to create a world in which the songs live. I tried to do the same with this playlist. Hope you enjoy
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