Following the widely-praised release of Spines, Eora/Sydney-based alternative-pop artistÂ Darcy LaneÂ has today released her compelling new single Bored â€“ produced byÂ Alex McIntyreÂ (Lola Scott) and mixed byÂ Oscar SharahÂ (MelÂ Blue,Â Abby Bella May).
Bored displays Darcyâ€™s vivid vocal aptitude, as she flourishes effortlessly above stratums of pulsing synthesisers and ghostly soundscapes. Exquisite passages of spectral melodies swell and grow towards a luscious hook, decorated with shimmering backing vocals, complimenting an effervescent mix. Overflowing with sentiment and guided by raw, resonant stanzas, Bored is a polished arrangement, bountiful with elegant pop qualities.Â
Darcy talks about the meaning behind Bored: â€œThis song is really about all the feelings that come with rejection. I feel like we live in a world where there is always the next best thing and that can be really challenging at times. Itâ€™s easy to be tempted by things that are shiny and new but that doesn’t always mean it is better. â€˜Boredâ€™ was intended to ultimately call out someone that ran away just in case there was someone better out there. I often wonder if they have found it yet.â€
To celebrate the release, Darcy Lane will be performing atÂ Beach Road HotelÂ in Bondi in August. This comes off the back of recently sharing the stage with homegrown favouritesÂ Pacific Avenue,Â Dande and the Lion,Â PearlÂ andÂ Iluka.
Bored is taken from Darcy Laneâ€™s upcoming debut EP â€˜Heartquakesâ€™, which is set for release onÂ Friday September 2. The EP includes previous single Spines, which saw prevalent support from the likes ofÂ Apple Music,Â triple j,Â triple j Unearthed,Â FBi Radio,Â 2SERÂ andÂ Phoenix FM. It also received online praise fromÂ The AU Review,Â AAA Backstage,Â Good Call Live,Â Australian Music SceneÂ andÂ Futuremag Music.
Bored is out today – Friday August 12
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