Published Aug 17, 2020Ahead of releasing an album later this year, the Darcys have returned with a new single. You can hear the duo's "Look Me in the Eyes" alongside a surreal video below.
"Look Me in the Eyes" arrives ahead of the duo's fifth studio album, due out this fall through The Darcys Inc. Records/Warner Music. The forthcoming LP is said to have been influenced by a move from Toronto to Los Angeles, and finds Jason Couse and Wes Marskell spinning "sweeping tales of glorious rapture, paranoia and disillusionment."
The song's accompanying video was helmed by director Emma Higgins with animation by Studio Feather. The Darcys offered the following on their latest:
We don't usually write songs with this kind of urgent energy, but I think that's what makes "Look Me in the Eyes" such a great lead track. The song is about the moment in a relationship when hard truths come to the surface and you both need to figure out how to deal with them. Sometimes you get bitter, sometimes you get mad, and sometimes you just need to move on. These themes are universal enough, but what I'm really excited about is for people to see how this song fits in with the greater narrative of our next chapter of music. "Look Me in the Eyes" is an essential key to understanding the songs to come and the accompanying music video helps to build the visual experience of the new album, which is equal parts old Hollywood and spaghetti Western.
In March, the Darcys shared two-track EP Boys Don't / Change. Their fifth album will follow 2016's Centerfold.