Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Darcell: Demo [EP] (Self-Released, 2006)

Demo from an LA-based male artist and reportedly given out in front of a 7-11 one day. He finally got his break in 2008 with his self-titled debut but prior to this he was a struggling out-of-town artist living in his car. Inspired by the likes of Stevie Wonder and Luther Vandross, his music is a blend of contemporary R&B and mellow soul with a "back-in-the-day" feel. Two tracks from the above set were later re-recorded but the three that he co-wrote (3-5) were not. I am guessing that he didn't get permission to use them or they, being slightly more contemporary-sounding, didn't fit the feel.

Summer Days 4:25
Love Someone 4:22
Anything Everything All The Things 3:18
The Best I Can 3:46
Free 3:32