D’Arcy Showcased Her Emotionality At The Fonda THOUGHTS+PHOTOS: D'Arcy at The Fonda 8/31/22
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“…The next act to stage the stage was D’Arcy. This young woman was new to me and trying to find stuff on the internet about her back story was a bit tough. Every google search of “D’arcy” led me to the former bass player of the Smashing Pumpkins. Thankfully, she was a little easier to find on Spotify.
When I check out her playlist, I noticed that she seemed to be evolving before our eyes/ears. Her recordings from 2020-21 feel more pop-leaning. Her 2021 EP, Hard To Kill, definitely has a tinge of that brooding She Wants Revenge darkness, especially in her lyrics, but its production sounds like it was intentionally tailored to cater to a pop audience. All of her singles since Hard To Kill, from “Lover” to “The Best of Me”, seems to take the opposite approach to music production. The minimalist nature of the instrumental arrangements, with a real focus on emphasized basslines, simple drum tracks, and the vocal track gives her music post Hard To Kill so much more depth and intensity.
That minimalism came to life as she performed her set solo behind her synth setup, and it seemed to really showcase the emotionality of her and her music. There was a real sense of vulnerability in her performance. Whether that was a result of D’Arcy truly digging deep into the lyrics of her music or a result of a young artist performing alone in front of a packed theater at a heralded venue, it didn’t matter. It definitely left a positive impression.
As an added treat, She Wants Revenge’s Justin Warfield came on to duet a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark” with D’Arcy. Be sure to click through the link in the photo above to check out a clip of that performance…”
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