FRESH: ‘Too Faded’ – Darence

Darence says it’s “Too Faded”

This is one of the songs from Malaysian-born producer, composer and songwriter Darence’s debut album. “Too Faded” is a blend of modern pop ballad and electronic house music. Darence says he tried to add a little acoustical vibe on top of an uplifting pop-dance style to embrace his soft and emotional voice. This song is soft and emotional from the start but has an energetic but pleasant house drop.

Darence says of the lyrics “This song is about how sometimes when we want love someone so much but we are just too tired of making up excuses for them to love us. It’s basically saying sometimes it’s not that we don’t care, we’re just too tired of explaining and arguing until a point where we don’t know how to love anymore”. Darence is most known for his emotional dance/electronic-pop music. He began releasing when he was 19 in 2019 and made his debut with “Where We Started” in January 2019.

Due to his fascination for electronic and classic pop-rock music, his songs blend classic acoustic and modern styles into electronic-based pop dance music. He seeks to turn modern electronic music into sad, emotional, slow and catchy dance-like pop music. He often uses the likes of electronic rock and acoustic guitars as the main melody of his music with a mixture of virtual synths and organic pianos as the base. Without any knowledge in music, Darence picked up his only skill in music playing drums in bands during high school.

Upon graduating, he couldn’t stop immersing himself in music production, eventually moving to Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, at the age of 17 to pursue his study and career in music. After receiving a slow but warm welcome to his first ever self-written single released in early 2019, he began to focus solely on producing his original material. He later released 3 other singles with various artists from different countries in a year while working on soundtrack and instrumental materials for different artists and companies. As the future unfolds, Darence will only continue making better music that he enjoys but more importantly to bring peace and happiness to people.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!