Fresh from the release of his astounding album ‘DISTORDER’ (reviewed by me here), Sydney’s Darren Cross has just released a single and video for the track ‘Rabbit Hole (Polka Dot)’ from the album. This track is a soothing break from the often bleak and abrasive nature of the album – it represents Cross the folk artisan: a song of shimmering simplicity: his natural voice thrilling and melancholic against the acoustic thrum, sweeping strings and a delicate melody.
Cross says of the track:
‘Rabbit Hole (Polka Dot)’ was written way before Covid came and spolit the party, around the beginning of 2019. The track that ended up on DISTORDER was recorded in one take as a demo, with percussion added three years later. Each verse is just an idea of things that were floating around my life at the time, shrouded in personal codes – going down the Rabbit Hole of experience, turmoil, beauty, self realisations and frustrations. When I was collating DISTORDER in this second lockdown, the track just begged for inclusion on the album. A nod to my folkie pursuits… the muse was pleased.
The accompanying video (filmed by Jessica Cassar) puts to the fore Cross’s wry and dry sense of humour in the lyrics, and matches the epic and stark beauty of the track with Cross’s performance studied and enigmatic:
DISTORDER’ is available in limited edition CDs and to download through the link below: