Rising Australian artist Darby has catapulted onto our radar after a slew of electrifying singles via San Holo’s bitbird label. His latest release, the melodic future bass track “Crush” continues his hotstreak.
Featuring co-production work from Ok2222, Camoufly, and MYRNE, “Crush” brims with vibrant emotions. A bright pop female vocal weaves through a high-octane bass line and soaring piano melodies. The hopeful tone perfectly reflects the theme of this song – the simultaneous excitement and anxiety of having a crush.
Below, Darby shares what this song is all about:
“Love is a complex rush of so many emotions, and I wanted a song that matched the melancholic helplessness that can often accompany it. ‘Crush’ embodies the profound emotions of love and heartbreak, reflecting the ‘should I shouldn’t I’ confusion that accompanies matters of the heart.”
The release of “Crush” is accompanied by a music video of Darby performing the song live. In this energetic video, the frenzied emotion captured by the song is palpable as Darby fervently rotates between different synth pads against a strobing backdrop.
You can check out “Crush” and its music video below. Enjoy!