Los Angeles-via-Toronto duo The Darcys released the latest single, “Too Late” today, from their upcoming album, Fear & Loneliness, sharing a glimpse inside the trials and tribulations of two men running from their own ghosts, in the City of Angels – watch viaYouTube. The album, co-produced with Matty Green (Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran), will arrive November 13 on The Darcys Inc./Warner Music
Discussing the single, Jason Couse & Wes Marskell stated, “‘Too Late’ is about second chances. It’s about owning up to your mistakes and remembering why you cared in the first place. It’s a love song! Most importantly, it’s about hope, and we felt a big disco chorus was the best way to capture that feeling.”
Originally hailing from Toronto, Couse and Marskell moved to Los Angeles, inspiring many of Fear & Loneliness’ upcoming themes. Drawn to the romance of Hollywood’s Golden Age, the duo contrasts the meteoric rises in fame and fortune with the free falls back onto a Greyhound bus or to the city morgue, creating sweeping tales of glorious rapture, paranoia, and disillusionment.
In other words, they explore the sprawling metropolis that draws so many in with its promise and grandeur, reminding us that it has just as many dark alleys and dead ends as it does sun-drenched pools and picture-perfect beaches.
In the past decade, The Darcys have earned a JUNO Award nomination for ‘Alternative Album of the Year’, scored a Much Music Video Award, and were long-listed for the Polaris Prize. Esquire said, “The Darcys embody the sort of recklessly bold artistic ambition that ruled rock music in the ‘70s but is significantly harder to find today,” while Noisey called them, “primed for mass consumption.”
In 2018, The Darcys began releasing a string of singles under their newly formed The Darcys Inc. Records, including, “Just Here with My Friends,” featuring Leah Fay of July Talk, which spent 15 weeks in the Top 30 at Alternative radio and was lauded as a “catchy, pop-synth contender for the song of summer,” by FASHION. Billboard declared 2019’s, “Better Days,” “a downright fantastic summer banger.” A French version of the track was the band’s first Top 40 hit on Quebec radio.