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Winter Darks is a modern alternative rock artist from Portland, Oregon. Her unique brand of “gloomily optimistic” songs blend alternative, indie rock, grunge rock, and classical guitar phrasing for a tone yearning and impetuous, mellow and direct, glowing and burning.
Her debut LP album, “Any Place All the Time,” appeared on the Spaceship Radio record label in June 2018 and has been steadily growing Winter Darks' fan base since.
“Sometimes my songs are gritty bangers,” Dark says, “and sometimes they're fluid and melodic. They always take a dive into personal realization.”
Fans of early indie, pre-millennium emo and alternative rock styles will find much to love in the music of Winter Darks.
Darks writes music about confidence, being oneself, and encouraging creativity. She also sings about “getting back on track after rough times” and “doing what you feel is right for you – not what others think you should.”
Foremost, however, Winter Darks works with the evocative nature of sound.
“I've always loved the way music creates a chemical reaction inside,” she writes. “Not just familiar songs that can be added to a playlist to go along with a mood or vibe, but a song you're hearing for the first time can instantly get your full attention. It doesn't matter what genre or how old or new the song is – if it makes you feel something, that's awesome.”
Winter Darks collaborated with a number of musicians before settling on her current setup as a solo artist. As her stage moniker hints, Darks began in music under bleak circumstances. Asked to describe her start as an artist, she writes, “Isolation + trauma + desperation.” However, she also reveals that creativity in music comes naturally to her: “I started writing melodies and ideas the day I picked up a guitar.”
Winter Darks writes, records and performs in the American Northwest. Her “Any Place All the Time” full-length record is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early.
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