Fresh off of their Canadian tour dates and the success of their Top 5 Billboard hit “Running For The Hills“, beloved alt-rock duo The Darcys (Jason Couse and Wes Marskell) continue exploring their dreamy soundscape with the release of “Washed Away,” a moody alt-rock smash with syncopated guitar work that drives to an explosive and anthemic chorus. Lifted from their forthcoming EP, they have also unveiled a lyric video for the release.
Feeling the influence of their new home of California in their ever-evolving sound, “Washed Away” finds The Darcys opening up about the sometimes isolating and dejected experience of being an independent act in an era that values quantity over quality.
“”Washed Away” is about trying to keep your head above water. The expectation for new music and endless content means sink or swim for artists like us. If you’re not always generating, releasing, and growing, it’s easy to feel like you’ll quickly be forgotten,” the band explains. “The pattern is nothing new: when we try to meet every expectation of our band, 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. Turning these feelings into a song was extremely rewarding and you can hear that when the bridge offers the listener a little bit of hope in the form of a lifeline.”
With “Washed Away,” The Darcys further define the sound of their forthcoming EP, due fall 2022.
I grew up in Alberta, but spent most of my life in British Columbia – I also spent a lot of my summers in Britain as I was lucky enough to have immigrant parents with the capital to go visit our relatives. The amount of time I spent overseas makes it hard for me to say I feel fully Canadian, but it does make me feel typically Canadian as so many of us have mixed parentage. My parents defined another divide in me as I feel inexorably pulled to both science and the art; my father being a doctor and my mother being a school teacher. I studied both in university and now work on making healthcare software during the day, then write/read/draw/paint/dance in my evenings. My global wanderings, my education, and the fact that my appetite for media could be described as ‘voracious’ means my frame of reference is pretty varied. It’s hard to say that I have a favourite music genre, rather I am always seeking sounds that convey a sense earnestness an honesty.