Alt-rock duo The Darcys (Jason Couse and Wes Marskell) are showcasing their dreamy soundscape with the release of their new single, “Washed Away.” The moody alt-rock smash with syncopated guitar work and anthemic chorus is taken from the duo’s upcoming EP, due out this fall. Listen to the song now below.
“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.”