Reclusive launches with a new single from its latest signing, Yorta Yorta singer-songwriter Scott Darlow and his new single You Can’t See Black In The Dark. Featuring the incredible voice of Ian Kenny, lead singer of Birds Of Tokyo, You Can’t See Black In The Dark is an anthemic rock song about race relations, written from his perspective as a First Nations man. A mainstay of Australia’s Indigenous music industry, Scott is a versatile singer-songwriter, guitarist and didgeridoo player who has sold more than 50,000 albums worldwide. Darlow is a passionate First Nations activist and World Vision spokesperson, regularly speaking in hundreds of schools and corporate settings about his indigenous culture, Australian history, racial tolerance, harmony and important social matters.
Scott Darlow says, “’You Can’t See Black In The Dark’ is a song that I’ve spent my whole life trying to write. It is difficult to articulate the battle I’ve felt as an Indigenous person, when there is still so much love, passion and connection to Australian land. ‘You Can’t See Black In The Dark’ isn’t just a song written for the current Black Lives Matter movement – this is the journey that I have lived and breathed my entire life.”
Ian Kenny says, “‘You Can’t See Black In The Dark’ is a passionate song talking about real issues in our own backyard. Scott Darlow has a truly powerful message and now is a good time for everyone to start listening to a voice like his. Recognise, reform and reconcile are the words I hear.”
The proceeds from streams and downloads of You Can’t See Black In The Dark will be donated to Wirrpanda Foundation. Launched in 2005 by former West Coast Eagles player David Wirrpanda, The Wirrpanda Foundation aims to lead the provision of education and employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians by working together to empower and build capacity amongst individuals, their families and their communities.