Get you some PMA vibes as we enter the weekend! Alternative rocker Darro has shared a new music video for his song “Paralyzed”, all about his experience surviving surgery for a brain tumor and the after-effects of PTSD. The grim subject matter is cast against the backdrop of catchy melodies and amazing guitar work, all capped off by an epic earworm or a chorus. Anyone who can survive a harrowing ordeal like that and write such a sunny sounding, uplifting song about it deserves a listen. Check it out!
“I wrote this song after having my first panic attack in New York City. I had only been in the city for about two months, and I only had two friends in the entire city, and I just had brain surgery like less than six months ago. I definitely moved here way too soon because I was still dealing with PTSD from the whole tumor situation, and it was in the middle of winter.”
He continues, “I was doing something really boring, like walking to the grocery store, and I just remember seeing all of these faces in the street and no one was looking at me or noticing me, and it just felt like I didn’t exist. And I was really scared because I just left the comfort of my home after the surgery and decided to move to one of the biggest cities in the world, and I felt really small and alone. And then I felt really guilty because my mom wanted me to stay longer but I was too restless, and now I felt like I needed to prove to her that it was a good decision to come to New York. And I also felt anxious about failing, and having gone through all that trauma for nothing. This song sort of encompasses a lot of those feelings for me. I like to describe the track as the feeling of screaming at a wall but no one is around to hear you.”