Darlia release the video to accompany their new single ‘Beam Me Up’, which is out now through Ignition Records. ‘Beam Me Up’ is about the catharsis of songwriting. Produced by Darlia’s own Nathan Day and Frank Colucci. The video is just as quirky as the song with a retro futuristic feel. Check it out below.
In a very open account about the song Nathan explains: “It amazes me how brutally open you can be in songs and not even wince when it gets put out into the world. It’s like walking around with a sign on your head telling everyone what you’re secretly thinking but never actually saying the words in conversation […] I wrote this song because I can’t afford a therapist. I’m lucky that writing songs is a legitimate coping mechanism cos I don’t know what the fuck I’d do if I couldn’t get it out. It deffo can’t stay in here though. (I’m pointing to my brain)
I wrote it on piano, during a debilitating battle with my body and mind – felt like they were both failing me and literally falling apart before my eyes and I couldn’t afford the [money] to fix myself. Like a ‘broken doll’. That’ll make more sense later.
I think no one wants to talk about how they feel cos they’re scared people will judge them. Sadly, that’s part of the fucking problem. I’m scared too, but this is what that songs about – so fuck it.”
Speaking further about the track, Nathan explains “The song basically happened by itself. I sat down with a keyboard and it was finished within 10 minutes. Normally I write on either acoustic guitar or keys then record it 10 times faster with an electric guitar. But this is the first time we’ve released a song in its original ‘raw’ form.”
Stream the song here.