Darby Lands On bitbird With Electrifying EP, “CRUSH”
Thematically, the EP serves as a testament to the personal progress Darby has experienced over the past year. It also marks a significant milestone in the artistic growth of the Melbourne-based producer, who skillfully weaves together complex emotions to create a powerful yet delicate musical narrative.
CRUSH includes previously released gems "Everything,” “Crush” and “Reminisce” alongside juuku, the latter of which makes for one of the EP's most euphoric cuts. As fresh additions to Darby’s discography, “PLAY" showcases his vibrant production style and impressive versatility with its distorted basslines and whimsical samples, while the mesmerizing "Think Bout U" ventures into a rather pensive direction, fueled by nostalgic vocal chops.
Take a listen to CRUSH below and stream the EP here.
At 23 years old, Darby has quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with on a global scale. His music effortlessly bridges the gap between electronic and pop, creating a euphoric blend that captures the essence of the Y2K digital aesthetic with a mature twist.
Since he kickstarted his career back in 2019, Darby has garnered support from countless acclaimed electronic music tastemakers, among them ILLENIUM, Alison Wonderland, SLANDER and NGHTMRE. He has also been enlisted to remix songs by the likes of IMANU and San Holo, among others.