The new revolution in rock music returns with Dar Ra and his new album… his infused progressive rock vibe intermingled with classic Brit Rock has that Duran Duran feeling to it Bringing back the New Romantic style in music DARra shows the influences of not only the aforementioned iconic band but David Bowie and Roxy Music including Soft Cell with dashes of Steam Punk trends. Dashes of dance rhythm in SynthROCK! A musical amalgamation of 80s rock, art rock, alt-rock, and Pop Rock from the creative mind of an artist that has changed since his beginnings with EMI years ago.
DATELINE—–2019 the world has warmed up and is still been run by the Craziest Showmen to ever breath and music has become wall-paper where everyone with a drum machine and iPhone desperately begs for your 1 second of attention.
Its a different world now from the one where people would take the effort to hit the record stores, buy that killer new album, rush home, pour a drink of something or maybe something else, sit back and float downstream for a few hours of sonic drifting. So why on earth would anyone make an Album in 2019, when no one has the time to look up and say hello let alone have an hour to drift away to other places in your headspace. Well out on the Wild frontier on musical innovation their our a few soldiers still holding the forts, waiting for the moment they can return to the everyday rush with a new sonic masterpiece to restore the faith of the people. Again you ask why would you bother, that question is hard to answer other than the hope that someone might feel the same and want to join the sonic army to change the world for the better.
One of those Sonic soldiers is an Irish born artist called Dar Ra that has returned from the frontier with a new sonic masterpiece called ‘New Kinda Normal’ 10 songs that depict life in the 21st century but allow the mind to drift off and make up your ideas of how things should be. This album is a labor of love and has taken two years to make with co-producer Harvey Summers, moving genres and themes as a tour bus moves from one town to another. Its already had one hit single called ‘Diamonds N The Shadows’ which has been getting great press and support on various platforms, with a video that would make David Lynch smile, if you haven’t heard it, you must have been watching MTV Cribs.‘If you didn’t come to party don’t bother knocking on my door, Prince once said, but we're saying if you're not into getting woke to new music then jog on. Subject and themes run from Coming Out and being you, War, Being Single, Climate Change in ‘Heavier Than Rock N Roll’ to Suicide in a track dedicated to Robin Williams.
It's all there but in a non-preachy kinda way. The vibe is one which Dar.Ra calls Rock Step which is a mixture of Rock N Roll and EDM which you can hear on ‘Night Stepper’ another track with a killer Video shot in NYC about a 12th century Knight who wakes up in the 21st C. Another single ‘Phenomenal’ a tribute to single mothers who got heavy radio support in the US and UK with Kerrang Radio calling the vibe Different, and Planet Rock loving it too. There are 10 tracks and three bonus remixes pushing the EMD vibe into a touchdown. The Night Stepper remix just oozes late night sex appeal and has also had support from the Club Heads. It's all there if you dare to dream for something different.https://soundcloud.com/kushadeep/rock-steadyB.
Insights to the new song and the others on the album:
Rock Steady by Dar Ra This is about a guy who has enough of being told what to do and how to feel by his wife and decides to leave. He believes that he will be Rock Steady with or without her, even though she has tried to gaslight him believing that he will never survive on his own. Everyone should feel Rock Steady on their own, no one should need anyone to make them happy. It’s a bonus when it happens but we all need to be independent in my book. “
The Beat by Dar Ra Album master This track is about the need to power economies through the death industry. Henry Kissinger made the statement If ‘You can’t hear the drums of War then you are deaf’. Until we don’t see the need to profit over people’s misery there will always be the threat of war. ‘Can you hear the Beat'”
“Heavier Than Rock N Roll by Dar Ra People say don’t watch the news and it makes sense as it looks like the world is on the brink. The challenges that face us as a Human Race are ‘Heavier That Rock N Roll’. If we as a race make it through the next 50 years will have done well “
Phenomenal by Dar Ra is a tribute to single mothers who bring up amazing people on their own It’s a tribute to my Mum who did that and my girlfriend who did it without becoming bitter. God bless Women who do that every day “
Rewind by Dar Ra Inspired by the passing of Amy Whinehouse it’s about people who go too soon and how you wish you could just keep rewinding those moments over and over again with those people till the end of eternity “
“Diamonds in the Shadows by Dar Ra We hide behind walls to protect our hearts from being knocked down by other people in a higher position than us. It’s all about saying I don’t care what you think I’m doing it. I am a Diamond IN The Shadows “
“Heart Shape Pill by Dar Ra Sometimes the search for Redemption can take a lifetime if it comes at all. It's about someone who has it all Money Fame but has an empty void that cannot be filled. The search to fill that emptiness leads us on paths that can scar the mind and tarnish the soul. The character in the song is desperate and in the end, death is the only way he finds peace from the demons”
The Lights by Dar Ra Is about the moment the lights are dimming in your mind and you feel that suicide might be the only answer. The song is about praying for someone to be there in your darkest moment who stops you from turning off the Lights”.
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