With all the recent festival lineup announcments in the past few weeks that include Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, and Firefly: there’s plenty of artist names new and old to scroll through. Yet it appears between each Clozeee and Arlo Parks, there is a name that generates some googling. Take multi-dimensional artist D’Arcy in that spot: a new genre-expanding musical chameleon from NYC.
D’Arcy’s first single “Crush” was released in October 2020 followed by “Bad Girls” in December and “Bad Girls” remix by Morgothbeatz (Juice WRLD, Lil Xan). D’Arcy is the first musical act launched from DRØME, a media company that previously published a multi-issue print magazine featuring Billie Eilish, Sofi Tukker, LPX, OSHUN, Girlpool, Nakaya, and more. D’Arcy’s vast influences range from Fiona Apple to Nine Inch Nails.
Displaying uncanny ethereal vocals and and and edgy punk anguish, D’Arcy is the enigma gone alt-rock with a striking pop flair. There’s plenty of layers to D’Arcy’s sound, yet her artistic presentation spells ravishing, redemption, and recovery.
Glide is premiering her latest single “Bad Habit,”(below) a fierce alt-rock winner that hones summer playlist poignancy. Check out the track below that D’Arcy describes as “this track centers on a struggle with addiction and the road to recovery. The song is imbued with self-awareness about the reality of addiction – “cards on the table I’m unstable, this is fatal, I won’t hate you if you decide to leave.”