Title: Now Is Now/EP
Label: Kusha Deep Music
Release Date: April 2011
Digital And CD Release Through Itunes + Kusha Deep
Three new dramatic pieces of musical persuasion written and produced by UK writer Dar.Ra, that once again holds the flag up for British music in the 21st century. Epic, Gothic and Thematic are words that Dar.Ra as a writer, has and always will use as key notes to create and achieve timeless pieces of musical tour de force.
There is no point in covering areas that other artists are covering well, so themes, places, scenes and landscapes are used constantly, and are intricately woven through the songs as a back draft story for visual experiences in a sonic medium.
Wolverine the second track on the EP, tracks the disenchantment with the reality that we will live and die in the concrete Metropolis, breathing fumes and looking up at grey skies, unless we hear the call of our connection with nature. The narration in the lyric is based on the ability of two people who can turn from humans to wolves. The male lead character calls to his partner to use her skills to escape the backdrop of a crumbling infrastructure which have become our inner cities. Her reluctance to hear the call comes from the fear of the unknown and the need to stick to familiar surroundings, only the surroundings are about to change forever and nothing will be familiar for much longer.
You Kill Me, the first track on the EP is based on the classic Betty Blue film theme of the vixen who plays with dependence on her lovers pleasure/ pain addiction. There is an amazing French speaking part of the song which details why she feels she can walk in and out of his life whenever she needs somewhere to leave her bags for a while. The ever turning relationship circle of greed and need keeps on going till one either gets bored or one cracks up under the pressure of wanting something you can never have. So the story goes on and will have to wait till the follow up to this song is done to find out what happens and if he can find the strength to finally say enough.
Safe In Your Arms is a track taken off the successful debut album Soul Hours which was an album and artist of the week on Heart FM in Spain, featured on the ABC TV network in the States in a movie starring Hilary Duff and was play listed on independent radio stations in the UK, Europe and Japan.
Safe In Your arms is one of the stand moments on the album, beautifully arranged strings which haunt you from the intro to the coda and a melodic structure that would have not of been out of place on the Beatles Rubber Soul album. The lyric is a call to be returned home to safe places and people who know and love you. You can be in paradise but it can feel like hell if you’re not feeling the connection of the environment and the people around you. The longing inside for a return home is a theme felt by solders and travellers from the dawn of time and as long as we roam this planet, it will be a theme that makes, a track like this timeless.
Its in artists who dig deep and create from the soul that we trust and we trust that you will fall in love with this EP.
Its released digitally through Itunes (search Dar.Ra and download) and also through
Kusha Deep for 3rd dimensional material copies.
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Kusha Deep Music 2011-03-01