Highly accomplished bassist DARWISH has played for the likes of Sting, Imelda May, Newton Faulkner, Kristina Train, Moses Boyd, Nikhil De Souza and Zara Mcfarlane. A multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Darwish delivers his debut solo album Reclamation in Spring 2018, releasing the first single This City on 29th September.
The songs are underpinned by carefree pop and indie melodies, made that more delicious with erratic tempos and irregular arrangements. Darwish’s rich vocals call to mind artists such as Anthony Hegarty, James Blake and Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan. The machinery of angular improvised jazz calling in Herbie Hancock and Steely Dan and hypermodern electronic production together create a fresh, complex sound.
The first single from the release This City finds Darwish questioning city living and the lack of human contact in a crowded place. This single has all the makings of a deep pop hit.
Reclamation takes the listener on multiple mood shifts in the space of a few bars, appeals to our humanity and connection and asks important questions of us all.