DAR!US is a rookie artist that debuted in November with his hit single ‘No One’. DAR!US then came back in December with his first mini album ‘Creation’. DAR!US decided to put the (!), in his name because there are a lot of artist with the name Darius.
The (!) brings excitement to his music! He loves music, it is a part of his lineage. Without music he wouldn’t be where he is today. The reason he makes music is because there are people out there like me who need music. DAR!US music is full of stories, happiness, joy and fun!
He recently put his album ‘Bad Boy’ with the hit singles ‘Sky’, ‘Rebel’, ‘Don’t Touch My Hoodie’ Bad Boy includes 14 songs that tell the story of the bad boy, the bad boy is angry, at from the beginning of the album he has no self confidence but as the album progresses he heals from the pain and become the best version of himself.
"No one is doing it like I'm doing it"
When did you start to get interested in music?
I’ve always been interested in music. When I was 7 I learned how to play the electric guitar. When I was 12 I also learned how to play the drums. When I was in 4th grade I had a friend group and we all created music. One of my friend’s was our producer. And my other friend and I did the singing and writing. I started working on music in the fall of 2020, with my good friend Jace who is a producer. And now I’m working with a good friend of mine who is also an artist and a writer Jaylen.
If you were an advertisement, which would your slogan be?
“No One is doing it like I’m doing it”
Which is the part you enjoy the most about music?
What I enjoy the most is to know that other people can use my music to help heal them in their personal lives just like I do.
Most artists say that through their art they learn more about themselves, heal injuries… In which aspects has music helped you?
My music has been my therapy. While making my album I realized that my trauma was over and am now I am the best version of myself.
What does music mean to you?
My music means freedom in so many ways. I’ve done many things in the past and people have made about money and tried to control it which made it boring and not fun anymore. But with my music is all me no one else, I get to be free and explore myself to the fullest.
Who are your idols?
Christina Aguilera, Pink, Sza, Ariana Grande, Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj, Victoria Monet, Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga.
If you didn’t like music, what would you like to do?
Journalism and Photography
Do you consider that nowadays there are more or less opportunities for new artists? Why?
I feel like there are more. With most artist being an indie artist there are a lot more tools and different apps and things you can do to help increase your fan base.
What would your idyllic life as an artist be like?
I would love to live a luxurious life full of happiness. Being able to continue to create art with my friends and go on lots of tours.
Do you want to know more about DAR!US? You can find some projects below.