Darryl Webster returns to the music scene through his project OLD KID. He misses the one who’d consoled and helped him through this thing called life. He misses her dearly. Now that she’s not on this earth with us any longer, he can try his best to revisit the memories that now paint his heart, of her, and of what she represented to his own life.
‘We’ll Be Young Tonight’ is a beautiful vocal extravaganza, with the kind of touch that we all seek in a lyrically driven endeavor. Poised, honest, never overstating of the personal angst and troubles, Darryl consciously encapsulates his song with the afterglow of the past and of the future.
That atmospheric and haunting instrumentation, casts an overwhelmingly gorgeous understatement we can understand and absorb. Subtle piano, mahogany vocals, beautifully produced in an indie-folk pop infatuation, delivers with a punch, gainfully welcomed and enjoyed.
“We’ll Be Young Tonight” by Canadian/UK singer-songwriter Old Kid (Darryl Webster) is an intimate folk-pop track featuring deep, rich vocals balanced over a subtle upright piano.
Darryl’s mother taught him to play music. Through his play of guitar, he grew into the scene. The song is a deep search – private and enigmatic – in a lonesome question of possible regrets and second guesses of parts of the past. An exploration into what all humans do as they grow into their own skin, of many phases, Darryl knows that the only regret is not having spent more time with his mother – not getting that chance to tell her that’s he’s returned to his music.
Said Darryl: “When I used to go see my Mum in hospital, each time I arrived to her room she’d sit up, smile (god dammit I miss that amazing smile) and say, “Tell Me Everything!” This collection of songs is about a lot of things: it’s about family and friends, love and hurt, lost and found, politics and goalie pads, Los Angeles and Saskatchewan, Paris and New Mills, Manchester and East Gwillimbury. But really it’s about my Mum and a lot of stuff I need to tell her. I didn’t think I’d ever do music again. Thanks Mum.”
Strings and samples by Brian Kobayakawa (Brava Kilo) help create a modern atmospheric chamber pop landscape.