Los Angeles indigenous Gregory Darling can be an enigmatic singer/songwriter with a unique, soulful croon and an equally colorful backstory. Darling’s initial professional gig was as a kid within a choir carried out by Ennio Morricone for the soundtrack to 1977’s Exorcist II: The Heretic. In the ’80s, Darling do amount of time in the L.A. very difficult rock/glam-metal picture, fronting the music group Antix and later on Darling Cruel, the second option of whom released an eponymous 1988 LP via Polygram that dropped someplace in-between Queen, David Bowie, Weapons N’ Roses, and Prince. The recording offered well and spawned a set of hit MTV video clips, but using the grunge/alt-rock/rap-boom looming on the horizon, and a dust-up at Polygram, the band’s prepared follow-up never noticed the light of day time. Eager to become rid of all the studio room chicanery, Darling proceeded to go the independent path, but was quickly cut back to the device via Julian Lennon, with whom he started co-writing with in the middle-’90s. Darling rejected a sizeable present from Sony and inked a cope with the greater artist-friendly FOD Information and released his single debut, 2006’s Shell, that was made by Bob Rose. The recording soared in to the TOP in both Italy and Germany, as do his 2008 follow-up. Stew Americano, eliciting evaluations to Elton John, Elvis Costello, and Billy Joel. Functioning once again with Bob Rose, Darling released his third studio room long participant, Coloured Existence, in 2012, adopted in 2016 by Tracks from Beneath the Hat.