‘Saturday Night’, the first proper solo album from Tim Darcy (Ought), comes from one of those crossroads-type moments in life...
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https://driftrecords.com/products/tim-darcy-saturday-night9756876676Tim Darcy - Saturday Night//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/JAG302CD_large.jpg?v=1504821282//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/JAG302CD_medium.jpg?v=15048212826.99GBPInStockTim DarcyBoxing Day SaleEverything In Stock at DriftGoogle 2018Indie & AlternativeIndie Record Shop ExclusiveJagjaguwarSaleTim Darcy‘Saturday Night’, the first proper solo album from Tim Darcy (Ought), comes from one of those crossroads-type moments in life where one has to walk to the edge before knowing which way to proceed. Each track is woven to the next in a winding, complex journey through a charged, continuous present. There are love / love lost songs like the standout, almost-New Wave ‘Still Waking Up’ in which a Smiths-esque melody builds upon an underbrush that recalls 60s AM pop and country.
Darcy’s unmistakable, commanding voice and lyrical phrasing are, as they are in Ought, an instrument here - vital to the entire affair. There’s a line in ‘Tall Glass Of Water’, the album’s Velvet Underground-nodding opening track, where Darcy asks himself a rhetorical question: “if at the end of the river, there is more river, would you dare to swim again?” He barely pauses before the answer: “Yes, surely I will stay, and I am not afraid. I went under once, I’ll go under once again.” That river shows up again and again in the lyrics of ‘Saturday Night’. It’s about how wonderful it can be to feel in touch with that inner current. It’s about how good it feels to make art and how terrifying; how you don’t always get to choose whether you’re swimming or drowning as we grow and move through life, just that you’re going to keep diving in.
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