The Darcys announced some big news last night. The group is down two members, and will be continuing as a duo from now on. It hurts my heart a little to hear that part of this decision was influenced by their perceived lack of success because I see them as artists of the highest calibre. The Darcys certainly have a following in their home town, Toronto, and their fans are extremely passionate. Their sound is unique for sure, but anyone who listens will tell you that it’s exceptional which is why they have been able to maintain such a loyal fan base. Their creativity extends beyond their music as well. Even their videos are a work of art. I’ve posted videos of theirs before and I recommend giving them all a solid viewing. It’s clear they put a ton of work in to every one.
I had a chance to see the group in Hamilton at the Casbah in May. I was floored by their performance. These guys exuded talent like I hadn’t seen in ages. They had the honour of being my first solo show experience and it was one that will stick with me forever, so this band holds a special place in my heart. It seems that the remaining members have big ideas in mind for taking the band in a new direction. While I’m sad to hear that the band I love is going through some major changes, I’m looking forward to hearing what they come out with next.
Here’s the song that first made me fall in love with The Darcys, The River: