In this new entry in our ‘Diamonds In The Rough’ category, we want to introduce you to upcoming artist Darkness I Am and his brand new album titled When Darkness Falls.
Darkness I Am is back to deliver a brand-new shade of his music to his listeners with his second album When Darkness Falls. This nine-track project was in the works for close to two years as the rapper faced some low points in his life including tough break-ups and mental health struggles. His battle with depression was severely impacting his ability to create, until a decision to go travelling and attend The Gathering of the Juggalos Festival helped him find a new spark.
When Darkness Falls offers elements of contemporary Hip-Hop alongside a catalogue of other thrilling genres from Emo Rap to Gangsta Rap and Horrorcore. The deep disturbing imagery across this project showcases another level of intensity from this rapper, filled with threatening messages to remind his enemies that there’s no stopping Darkness I Am.
There’s a skilful blend of Emo and Hip-Hop symbolism throughout, as lyricism teeters between flexing on his enemies on “Day One”, and struggling to find happiness in “What’s Happiness” and haunting vocals in “Falling Down”. This album is the perfect listen as October 31st looms, with a creative spin on classic horror themes, “Chop Chop” stands out for it’s grizzly chorus that feels like you’ve stepped into the mind of a serial killer. Darkness I Am displays his progression with a certain flair on this album, and we can only hope that he doesn’t choose you When Darkness Falls.
Listen to the full project below: