Alternative Rock songwriter and guitarist, Darro’s “Undefined” is the latest single from his brand new album Songs of Recovery. Darro’s battle with a brain tumor and subsequent recovery inspired Darro to write music dealing with the diagnosis and rehabilitation process in a very real way, while also creating a strong connection with fans who can easily relate to the coming-of-age metaphors Darro uses to explore concepts like adolescence, control, and self-discovery.
Darro’s music integrates anthemic elements from bands like Paramore and My Chemical Romance blended with expressive guitar work influenced by guitarists such as John Mayer and Steve Vai. Darro’s story, told with musical prowess and thoughtful lyrical composition has made him an inspirational figure for all his fans and has garnered critical acclaim as well. The video for “You’re Not Insane” (also appearing on Songs of Recovery) was featured on Billboard, and is a prime example of the success that has come with the honest exploration of his own struggles using catchy melodies, pop-rock rhythms, and a charismatic personality.
When D.C. venues were ready to reopen after COVID-19, indie pop duo GLOSSER was ready to perform. The two, Riley Fanning and Corbin Sheehan, formed the band pre-COVID out of a shared aesthetic vision and passion for music storytelling.
Their first album *DOWNER* was released in January 2023, however they have decided to release a [__deluxe version__](https://open.spotify.com/album/0KLORhtj3ohV4FtbdjoKu5?si=iNZX9fiZSm2M6V8pRdBkow) exactly one year later containing four new tracks – two remixes, a reimagined song, and a cover – that they are hoping will give it a second life and allow them to continue performing around the area.
The band explains that they have spent many shows opening for touring bands that traveled through D.C. “We made music and then venues started to open again,” Sheehan says. Rather than having the “typical grungy” D.C. band experience, they uniquely went straight to club shows.