Sassy, slinky and soulful slow-burn jazz-tinged cut which nicely showcases rising UK soul and r&b artist DRCY (stylised upper case).
Smooth follow-up to her debut single ”Butterflies”, “Small Talk” traces the early stages of a relationship, getting to know someone and discovering what’s great about this certain individual.
Influenced by Mahalia, Daniel Caesar and Olivia Dean, the track nails a retro soul-jazz groove that still has a foot in the sounds of 2022.
Splitting her time between London and Liverpool, DRCY [Darcie] creates music that touches on topics ranging from love, lust, heartbreak and more. As a teenage girl trying to navigate her way through life, the song was produced with Vince Garcia (Driza Bone/EMI).
Inspired by both old and new r&b, soul and jazz, her passion for music stems from her childhood, having been raised in a family of musicians. Hoping to encourage others to live unapologetically themselves, the songwriter confides: “For so long I have cared about what other people think of me.
“Insecurities held me back for so long, I just need to own it now. I want my music to inspire people to feel good in their own skin, to feel sexy in their own skin. And I hope that everyone who listens to my music knows that life is not as serious as you’ve been told”.
DRCY has had early support from Jazz FM and BBC Radio 1, and we (Music Republic magazine) sat she is definitely one to watch.