Capturing raw emotion, seasoned vocals, and electronic timbre with every release, W. Darling (aka. Hayley Gene, daughter of famed Canadian children's performer Fred Penner), has a knack for the sublime.
The Toronto-based singer-songwriter floated in about a year ago with the first chapter in her series of indie-pop EP's. Labelled Lost Girls, the series is thrusting itself into the spot light with W. Darling's enchanting vocals and ethereal instrumentals. Nuanced by a darker, more mature sound, the second chapter of Lost Girls sees Darling explore textures and elements heard from bands like MSMR, Cash+David, & Phoebe Ryan.
"W. Darling ... named herself after Peter Pan's Wendy Darling, and relates to the character's experience of waiting in that one place, waiting for something—or someone—to whisk you off to some magical new reality." - Nylon Media
Throughout Dizzy (the latest single from Lost Girls: Chapter Two), a dark drum beat guides the vocals from bridge to climax; reaching for a higher sound mirrored by the broody-poetic lyrics sung with every verse. Partnered with The Young Astronauts for the visual side to each of her releases (see the Youtube video for Dizzy below), W. Darling is undoubtedly one to watch for in 2016 and we can't wait to see what new tunes she has in store! Check out her social spots below and be sure to grab both chapters of Lost Girls at iTunes here!
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