Dar.Ra proudly current the official music video for, ‘Diamonds N Shadows’
February 28, 2019
If you’ve ever felt misplaced within the rat race (and who hasn’t?), we’ve acquired a video for you. We assume you’ll relate to the beleaguered however in the end defiant characters in “Diamonds N Shadows,” the newest clip from the outspoken London singer-songwriter Dar.Ra. When we are saying they’re rats in a suburban cage, we’re not simply talking figuratively. The actors in Brendan McGowan’s witty, difficult, subversive clip look identical to typical upper-middle-class subdivision dwellers; effectively, besides for his or her big mouse heads. They’re caught in a cushty rodent society – and once they notice it’s a useless finish, they’re moved to burn all of it down.
Dar.Ra’s music doesn’t at all times immediate such radical motion within the individuals who hear it, however it does are inclined to get listeners pondering. Dirty Lil Secrets, his 2018 EP, was a set of barbed tales: tales designed to open the eyes and ears of these content material to sleepwalk by means of their days. Like a lot of the initiatives that Dar.Ra has completed because the ‘90s – he’s been a pop producer, a rock performer, a dance music remixer, and plenty of different issues – Secrets consisted of productive collisions, juxtapositions between types, and impressed provocations. He’s carried that fireside into New Kinda Normal, his newest set. It’s his most direct, most sincere, most soulful, and most uncompromising recording but, and “Diamonds N Shadows” is its propulsive centerpiece.
Brendan McGowan has already demonstrated a profound understanding of Dar.Ra’s motivations. His clips for “Heart Shape Pill” and “Nightstepper,” the 2 singles from Dirty Lil Secrets, deepened and enhanced the singer-songwriter’s storytelling. The “Heart Shape Pill” video, specifically, a story of a sexual id disaster, probed the mysteries of deceit and self-delusion – points which have at all times been on the coronary heart of Dar.Ra’s writing. Conceptually, “Diamonds N Shadows” picks up proper had been “Heart Shape Pill” leaves off: the “mice” within the clip are vaguely conscious that they’re on a lethal treadmill, however a minimum of at first, they’re unsure whether or not they can do something about it. We see a husband, spouse, and youngster; all play their roles, and all are deeply dissatisfied. It’s solely when the three see conformity for the glue entice that it’s that they’re keen to step exterior their routine. The message is evident: standing by yourself two toes may be a harmful factor to do, however for males and mice alike, it’s the one real technique to stay.