In Los Angeles, Darryl studied creative writing at UCLA, seemingly stepping away from music for good this time. Two years on, he found himself travelling the world for his first book, a memoir titled Pride in Travel. With some early success in writing, it looked like his days in music were retired to memory. But the universe has a funny way of luring us back to our first love. A surprise meeting with an old friend and a new record label meant the time to record new music had once again hooked him.
Tell Me Everything is the much-anticipated mix of musician and storyteller, at last coming together. It’s an homage to the mother who taught him guitar and would have been heartened to hear of her son’s returned to music. It’s the introspective singer-songwriter you might expect from someone a little older, meshed with a youthful love of driving beats, moving bass and layered synth. It’s Leonard Cohen Canadian meets New Order Mancunian and The Beach Boys Angelino. It’s late to the party, but finally arrived. It’s Old Kid and it's finally time.