Music by Computer Games (Darren and Chuck's Band) - Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:11 am
It's obviously an exciting news. And a nice way to announce it.
ha! Jeremy's dancing banana. You know there is some exciting news when you see Jeremy use that smiley.
I actually find his method of announcement pretty low key. No real teasing of a big announcement to come, considering Darren's fans have been waiting since 2011 (I think that was when he signed with Sony/Columbia) for his an EP or album. No weeks of giving hints on social media. Except for that pic of little Chuck and Darren, the pics of them vacationing together (in FL) and doing that Wine (Star?) gig together, no outright verbal hints of music to come, or hints of big news to come. At first, I was a little surprised about how low key the announcement was. But right now, I think the way he announced it, through a cute, funny little video of Chuck and Darren arriving at a "spontaneous" agreement to start a band and release music the very next week--love Darren's literal wink in the video btw--is very "Darren-like." Low key, relaxed, more interested in music for music's sake, than about big commercial marketing.
Jeremy wrote:The video let imagine they could bring some "video game sounds" in their songs and it's something I would love but music from video games is often similar to music from movies. Here's the soundtrack of a major computer game from the late nineties (so, it could be one of the games that Darren and Chuck played during their childhood) :
That was a fun video, Jeremy. I didn't play video games, but I'm sure a lot of people have heard that soundtrack. I have a relative who's been educating me a bit about electro-pop and there sometimes is an obvious jazz/swing influence (you can hear that in that video you posted). We know Darren does love jazz.
I was introduced to this song, "Frame of Mind," by Tristam & Braken. If (and that's a big "If") Darren does some electro-pop, this song is the kind of music I would love to see him do. A nice combination of meaningful lyrics, nice vocals and interesting electronic sounds.
I'm not surprised at all, I totally-
nah, he got me here! (Although I did think the cute childhood picture with Chuck he posted last week was slightly "out of character"... he doesn't really share personal stuff like that, so I briefly wondered if there was any reason. But I just told myself to stop overanalysing the poor guy. )
Definitely didn't expect this!
Yes, I thought it was out-of-character to post a private childhood pic. And was also thinking their pics on the beach (with Ricky too, I think in FL?) looked sort of celebratory (but what were they celebrating exactly?), but then again, maybe they just were happy to do that Wine (Star?) event together, and Darren loves to celebrate life in general (I love that about him).
haha! I love that you and other Darren fans (Lilikoiluv, DaisiesAndLilies, dusty, Jeremy, including myself) try to read between the lines with our very secretive boy. He truly is ninja-like, in the way these announcements just come shooting out of the sky.
I've been out of it today due to family commitments, so I'm late to the party, so thank you so much Lin, for posting about the launch party at the Mercury Lounge in NYC. So the EP is called "Lost Boys Life." Hints of Peter Pan?
Someone posted on Gleekto's blog that the Mercury Lounge launch party sold out in 2 minutes!! (by 12:02). gleekto That is so amazing! So glad about the fans' response! BTW, looking back now, I do wonder if that "inaccurate" announcement by Feinstein's at the Nikko (in San Francisco) was really so inaccurate after all. Maybe Darren decided to postpone the announcement of their music and instead wanted to announce about selling the Royalties pilot, instead. And didn't he tell fans at stagedoor at Hedwig that there was no album? Hmmm. I guess we will never know.
Here is what Lin was talking about:
@weplaycomputers NYC! Be the first to hear our EP LIVE at our release party @MercuryLoungeNY! To get tickets, sign up for our email. http://weplaycomputers.com
March 03 2017
So do you guys think this is why Darren was working with Tim Davis when he posted those pics of them together? Or do you think the pics were related to Royalties?
loudmouthmuch: Back at it with @darrencriss working on his new project. #fathersontimes
August 25 2016
lukeedgemon: Blaine and Papa Anderson together again! Hahaha i love making music with these people!!!
August 28, 2016.