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Darro Opens Up About Brain Tumor Diagnosis on New Single “Signing Out”

Today, Asian-American emo artist Darro is premiering his new single, “Signing Out.” Produced by Kris Crummett (Dance Gavin Dance, nothing.nowhere, Knuckle Puck, Sleeping With Sirens) and Michael Beinhorn (Weezer, Mew, Red Hot Chili Peppers), the personal song recounts the day in 2017 when Darro was diagnosed with a brain tumor. “This song embodies the anxiety and fear of death but in a retrospective and slightly tongue-in-cheek way,” says the rising artist. Stream the song exclusively today via New Noise Magazine, here. For more information on Darro, please visit: https://darrochea.com.

An ethereal emblem of emo rock, Brooklyn’s Darro puts a modern spin on 2000s alternative trends. The singer/songwriter incorporates anthemic, pop-punk dynamics and passion-fueled lyrical themes to create a distinctive style that’s grounded in the human experience—and a unique one at that. Shortly after the release of his debut EP Nostalgia in 2017, Darro received a precarious diagnosis; At the age of twenty-four, he’d developed a brain tumor that necessitated surgery and extensive rehabilitation. Just months after his emergence into the music scene, he found himself having to relearn not just how to sing, but to speak in general.

Miraculously, the musician began writing again in early 2018. His next single, “You’re Not Insane,” dropped in the summer of 2019 and garnered considerable attention, with the accompanying music video premiering as a Billboard exclusive the following month. He went on to drop two more standalone tracks, “Undefined” and “Paralyzed,” the latter of which premiered via V13.

In November 2020, he released his debut full-length album, Songs of Recovery, which chronicles the challenges the artist faced in light of his affliction. Charting at #11 on the iTunes Rock Albums and earning a feature alongside the likes of The Killers in Music Connection Magazine, Darro unequivocally demonstrated his potential as a mainstream success story.

Now, working on the next iteration of his discography, Darro is looking to demonstrate his progression and has teamed up accordingly with producer Kris Crummett. With his new music, Darro seeks to modernize his sound even further, employing hip-hop and electronic elements to create danceable tracks that are still ripe with his signature emotionality.

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