Rather than stick to one style, the album is full of twists and turns. This works fairly well when it’s confined within a particular song, like on “So Many People.” The song begins with a Nine Inch Nails-like keyboard flourish and chunky guitar rhythms, but then Darr launches into the lyrics, which he delivers in a rapid-fire neo-rap. At first the contrast seems inappropriate, but as the song progresses the riffs not only coalesce – they become downright catchy.
The difference in style from song to song takes a little more getting used to, though – “Are Solar” is a kind of jokey rap-rock, “I Will Always Be Your Fool” is very relaxed and melodic in parts and “Me Myself and I” is Beatles-esque. You’ll hear the potential here upon first listen, but Drama Queen requires repeat spins to fully appreciate.
Drama Queen is currently available.