Consisting of the “ever-evolving” duo of Jason Couse and Wes Marskell, The Darcys have been inviting us into their glitzy alt-rock world for years. The guys have released five albums so far, each filled with vivid imagery and expressive lyrics that showcase their creativity and attention to detail. As these albums serve as distinct eras for The Darcys, you never quite know what to expect from them, but end up loving what you get all the same. Offering a new glimpse into their next era, Wes and Jason give us the sprawling “Running For The Hills.”
Drawing inspiration from their recent move from Toronto to LA, Wes shared,
“Toronto will always be my home, but I’ve had this ongoing love affair with Los Angeles (something I probably didn’t suppress all that well on our last few records). With everything happening in the world this year, I packed my stuff and moved to LA. There was no sign, no grand gesture, it just felt like now or never. I’m well aware that the bright lights of LA can often be a mirage, but I needed to live it for myself. This city has spit out people a lot better than I over the years, and I could easily be just another one of them, but that’s a fate I’d rather tempt than live forever not knowing. At its core, that’s what ‘Running For The Hills’ is about. It’s about change and it’s about looking forward, not back.“
We hear this change loud and clear on the track, as Jason reflects on wasted opportunities and risks that were never taken. Over playful guitar riffs and explosive rhythms, he sings, “I’ve wasted so much time / Thinking things were going to change / And no matter what I tried / They always seem to stay the same.” The more he shares, the more we feel his urge to embrace the unknown and make that dash towards to hills. You can listen to it below.
You can listen to “Running For The Hills” on platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.