Dar.Ra first appeared on these pages back in October. That’s when he released his excellent new album, “New Kinda Normal.” On that record he showcased his impressive grasp of modern Rock & Roll in its many forms. Over the course of thirteen songs, guitars wailed, drummers flailed and Dar.Ra belted out some arena-ready vocals. He slowed it down on a few songs, with a ballad and even a little reggae. You can read all about it here.
Now the artist has released a brand new video for the single “Rock Steady.” As the title suggests, the song is one of the big Rock numbers from “New Kinda Normal.” Back then I accurately used words like “hard-hitting,” “hooky,” and “heavy” to describe the track. It is a bangin’ tune. Musically the song reminds me a bit of The Cult’s “Sonic Temple” era.
Lyrically the track recounts the singer’s love of a partying lifestyle. The video uses that backdrop as a starting point. It opens with our hero waking up on the sidewalk in front of a Brooklyn bar called “The Lone Wolf.” The bar’s name takes on more significance as the video progresses.
After visits to an angry wife and a drunk friend, the video takes a dark turn. What started as a funny hangover story eventually morphs into a mini-horror movie on the streets of New York. I don’t want to give away too much. It is a fun video. You will dig it whether you are a fan of monster movies, Rock & Roll or both (and, who isn’t?).
Watch the video for “Rock Steady,” and follow the links below to connect with Dar.Ra.