Tuesday, May 23, 2023

The Darcys

The Darcys is the ever-evolving musical project formed by Toronto’s Jason Couse and Wes Marskell. For The Darcys, every album is an event, accompanied by vibrant imagery and playful lyrics, with each release they craft distinct eras that explore their creative headspace. The duo follows “Running For The Hills,” their highest charting radio single ever, with “Washed Away,” a moody alt-rock smash with syncopated guitar work that drives to an explosive and anthemic chorus. Lyrically, the song confronts the duo’s struggle to create music in an era that values quantity over quality. “When we try to meet every expectation,” says Marskell, “our mental health suffers, we burn out, and it’s difficult to find our way back to the surface.” “We wanted to confront and acknowledge this toxic cycle as a first step to bettering our complicated relationship with creativity,” says Couse. He adds “turning these feelings into a song was extremely rewarding.” Over the past 10 years, The Darcys have released five distinctive and critically acclaimed albums, earning them more than 21 million streams, nominations for a JUNO Award, Polaris Prize, and an MMVA, as well as praise from outlets such as Billboard, SPIN, NPR, American Songwriter and Esquire. WIth “Washed Away,” The Darcys further define the sound.


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