Darker Than Blue
Darker Than Blue is an unswervingly honest, highly personal album – Blue Daisy distills his personal experiences in to this cinematic meditation on the clash between the forces of dark and light, yin and yang, good and evil.
Wrestling with inner and outer demons, Blue Daisy leads us on an intense downward spiral of a journey fuelled by uncomfortable truths, sleepless nights, love, loss, religion, faith and doubt. Unconfined to one specific genre, the record traverses brooding rock, intense rap, elements of the blues, and is imbued with a punk attitude and aesthetic throughout.
Musically the album displays a dazzling array of sonics, the gospel overtones of ‘My Heart’, the caustic battle hymn of the title track, to the blisteringly anthemic ‘Gravediggers’, the listener traverses intense rap, brooding rock, delta blues imbued with a punk aesthetic and attitude.
Blue Daisy is vocalist, musician and producer Kwesi Darko. The North Londoner’s ambition to make timeless music has resulted in a slow stream of high-caliber releases and thrilling, increasingly adventurous live shows. His debut single was awarded Pitchfork’s coveted ‘Best New Track’ status, and album, The Sunday Gift, was warmly received and heralded as Electronic Album of The Year by MOJO magazine. Then, in 2013, Blue Daisy rebooted and embarked on a new chapter by unleashing the defiantly NSFW track Fuck A Rap Song – The Guardian newspaper’s Single Of The Week – opening for Public Enemy, featuring and producing on kindred musical spirit Tricky’s latest album, and starting what would eventually become Darker Than Blue.
“Darker than blue arisen from the sewage, rodent mentality, birthed to the gutter, raised up out of the ruins” – Blue Daisy Darker Than Blue lyric