1995 babies… what a complicated generation of humans we are, as Fabien Darcy so pleasantly sums up in new single ‘1995’ featuring wondrous singer Jesse Blue, discussing the difficulties of love in a time of Instagram and the struggles and insecurities that people face with body image and confidence.
If you’re not feeling much love at the minute, then don’t worry as the track is released on the 17th February, a couple of days after Valentine’s Day, and will definitely, definitely cheer you up!
Kids of our generation have spent half of our life without the pressures of social media – we would meet friends at the park from school, play football until it became dark and was time for dinner, call each other on our house phones to discuss who our crush of the day was and get dropped at the cinema or ice skating on a Friday night by our parents to hold hands with that crush.
We would wear hideously coloured chino trousers with badly applied eye shadow with not a care in the world. Then, half way through our life came along the ever so controversial social media… and really, what can only be described as ‘threw a spanner in the works’.
“1995” really is incredibly relatable, and written by Fabien after seeing what he describes as “a blatantly edited picture of a girl who I have seen in real life and who is beautiful. I just could not get my head around how she couldn’t see what I could see.
This inspired the song, but I was also very aware that the track was very one sided in regards to the fact that I am a man who doesn’t feel the need to edit any pictures of myself and doesn’t understand fully why women do it. After considering this, I thought, why should I be the one to confront such a sensitive matter when I don’t fully understand, and that’s why I thought to invite Jesse to sing her side of the song“.
Fabien and Jesse spent hours discussing the topic, with it being such a complex matter, with Jesse expressing how society can make someone feel, pressuring women to look a perfect on social media, even though that certain someone may think that their image is already perfect.
“1995” is a really sensitive track, with beautiful and simplistic strings and harmonies throughout from Fabien and Jesse, however the most addicting part of this track is the messages it is giving out. “1995 baby why we be so strange, you can’t have my number, you don’t even know my name, you follow me on socials but you don’t follow what I say” sings Jesse.
The reality of this lyric is that we have no hesitation when following a stranger on social media, but in most cases, we have no interest in getting to know that person. We don’t really care what their interests are, or what job they have, or what their name is… we just care that they’ve got a pretty face or maybe a life we are slightly jealous of, and that is the raw reality which “1995” so perfectly addresses.
Fabien has been working alongside VRBL and musician/producer Moody Lew, who are developing an incredible handful of artists and networking themselves around the country. They have been added to the line-up of Love Saves The Day and Come Bye festival, as well as performing in Bristol weekly, so there is no excuse to not catch these guys.
Fabien admits that he spent last year working on a project which is now finished, but cannot reveal the release date just yet. “I believe that dropping an album goes beyond the music and I am just trying to perfect my craft before throwing things out there. In the meantime, I am planning on releasing a lot of singles this year”, so get ready for big things to come from Fabien Darcy, and check out the wonderful “1995”, out now!