Thomas D'Arcy 'What We Want' (album stream)

Thomas D'Arcy 'What We Want' (album stream)
Thomas D'Arcy was previously known for his work with Small Sins, and now he's gone solo for his first album under his own name. What We Want is due out on February 5 through Thomas D'Arcy Music/MapleMusic Recordings, and you can listen to the whole thing right now on Exclaim.ca.

The album was mixed by four different people: John McEntire, Jeremy Darby, Alexander Bonenfant and D'Arcy himself. A press release notes that it features "slow but dramatic builds, hooky vocal melodies laden with scores of overdubs and some big sonic risks."

This results are stylistically diverse, as these 12 songs range from atmospheric piano balladry ("Love Will Bring Me Down") to soaring soul ("The Price You Pay") to sugar-spiked rock ("Credit!") to swaggering reggae ("When We Get in to It") and sock-hopping retro-pop ("What We Want").

D'Arcy will release What We Want with a show at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern on February 9.