After studying for his Bachelor of Music Performance at the Monash Conservatorium in Melbourne, and receiving a scholarship to study with a world-renowned pianist in Italy, Australian singer-songwriter Darren Cinque made his home in Milan, where he found himself living alone after a patchy love story, experiencing an outpour of emotions and feelings, sorrow and hatred. Sitting at the piano Darren captured all these sentiments, putting them down onto paper and into words, harmony and melody.
A few years later Darren Cinque by chance met producer Giovanni Prolo. A synergy between them soon developed while they began working on various recordings, searching and gradually creating the sound that best represents Darren Cinque, rolled into a pop-rock style
With the help of Luca Orsi, video-maker, together they gave birth to a black and white video of Darren’s debut single, “Another Day”, filmed in the streets of Milan by night recapturing the heart felt moments of Darren’s past. He has also worked with various bands and Producer Hugo Race (ex-guitarist from Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds) which culminated in the release of two albums.
With lyrics that turn your every emotion inside out and upside down, Darren moves his music straight forward with no fancy frills or dazzling electronic backdrops to taint the impact. On his solo single, “FIGHT FOR THE YOUNG” he connects, soul-to-soul, to other human beings with music straight from the heart.
“It’s a song that was inspired by the situation in Syria,” says Darren, continuing: “The message is that we have to stop the suffering of children affected by war, but not only, it also illustrates how young soldiers who are sent away to war are affected and the mothers left behind hoping that their sons return…we still haven’t learned anything from past wars.”
Notwithstanding the upbeat tempo and uplifting choruses, the message contained within the arrangement needs to be seriously and slowly digested as well as steadily assimilated on a day to day basis, if ever we hope limit wars and its devastation.
If you are not moved by “FIGHT FOR THE YOUNG” then you may want to check your pulse because it’s quite possible you are dead, or at least dead inside. A quick run through Darren Cinque’s catalog confirms the fact that all of his music is very thought provoking and emotionally evocative.
Powerful vocals, words, melodies and carefully arranged musical templates allow Darren Cinque’s songs to linger in your head long after it has stopped playing; without a doubt the sign of an able craftsman!