SHARES SOUL SHATTERING
NEW SINGLE ‘CRAVE’
100s + 1000s are excited to present ‘Crave’, the bold new single from Naarm-based artist D’Arcy Spiller. Built to resonate with a post-pandemic world, the song is overflowing with the aching need to embrace personal change and gain a richer life experience.
Showcasing D’Arcy’s eclectic sonic palate – born from a nomadic upbringing – ‘Crave’ nods to the swamp blues of The Kills and the hooky pop sensibilities of Jack White.
“Everything changed when I moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota at age 15 and started listening to more rock and blues,” says D’Arcy, “those influences really seeped into my songwriting and is something I tap into on ‘Crave’.”
Since her early teens, D’Arcy has tapped into a feeling of hyper-awareness to the spiritual and non-physical world around her – and her recent music is an increasingly honest lean into this facet of her personality. “On this project, I just want people to experience my world, which is not even necessarily the spiritual world. It’s just about allowing yourself to open up your mind and not be afraid of the weirder shit.”
Directed by Ollie Ritchie, the video for ‘Crave’ leans heavily into the spiritual nature of its sounds. Shot on location in swampland and surrounding caves in Irrawong Reserve, the visually arresting video shows D’Arcy manifesting and morphing into both physical and metaphysical aspects of her inner self, as she struggles with alternate versions of who she is, and who she is becoming.
D’Arcy’s forehead is adorned, mask-like, with the alchemical symbol for sulphur – one that “represents the male counterpart to Mercury’s female representation, of evaporation, expansion and the soul. It’s said that hell smells like sulphur,” she explains. It’s a striking statement that sets out D’Arcy’s determination to embrace herself fully.
‘Crave’ is the follow up to D’Arcy’s dark and tormented 2021 EP Disarray, which featured key moments ‘Wolf Blood’ and ‘K Karma’. The release garnered international attention, with pickup from CLASH Magazine, spins on the UK’s Amazing Radio and adds to Spotify US’s The New Alt (1million+ followers), New Noise, Fresh Finds and Fierce Femmes.
Locally ‘Wolf Blood’ was the 6th most-played song on triple j, took out the cover of Spotify’s Fresh Finds AU & NZ, and boasted cross-genre playlist adds with the track’s refreshing and uncategorisable sound.
Freed from the last few years in every sense, her next era is one exemplified by an openness to the world, herself, and anything out there that could be even bigger.
D’Arcy Spiller – ‘Crave’hereOut now through 100s + 1000s Listen/watch
FOR FANS OF: Florence & The Machine / Bishop Briggs / The Kills / Dead Weather
“All I knew was that I wanted to sing something intense and express my longing for something bigger & deeper & soul shivering.”
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