Eora/Sydney-based alternative-pop artistÂ DarcyÂ LaneÂ has just returned with her hypnotic new single Spines â€“ a delectably dark offering produced byÂ AlexÂ McIntyreÂ (LolaÂ Scott) andÂ OscarÂ SharahÂ (MelÂ Blue,Â AbbyÂ BellaÂ May).
Opening with sub-bass and Darcyâ€™s intimate melodies, Spines is a fluttering piece of modern pop that flourishes with sincerity and morality. Warm synths swell and combine with ethereal reverberated vocals, as the song progresses towards its effervescent hook, brought to life by lavish electronics and fluctuating chords. Permeated with graceful intricacies, Spines blossoms with vibrant prosperity that accentuates Darcyâ€™s songwriting flair.
Darcy talks about the meaning behind Spines: â€œSpines is about falling for a friend but neither of you have enough backbone to make the first move.â€
Since the projectâ€™s inception, Darcy Lane has been invited to share the stage with homegrown favouritesÂ PacificÂ Avenue,Â DandeÂ andÂ TheÂ LionÂ andÂ Iluka, and recently performed a headline show to a capacity crowd atÂ TarenÂ PointÂ Hotel.
Darcy Lane (real nameÂ LauraÂ Rooke) pairs vulnerability and candid melodies with ingenuous production. Encircled by music from a very young age by her classically trained vocalist mother and elevating father, her music takes cues from the likes ofÂ Lorde,Â Billie EilishÂ andÂ Olivia Rodrigo. Growing up, Darcy sang in theÂ SydneyÂ Childrenâ€™sÂ ChoirÂ for a decade, which helped her cultivate a love for composition and imagination. Spines is her first single since her debut release RelentlessÂ Forces in 2020.
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