darrell walls, bassist and songwriter, was one of the festival’s most popular acts, but he says it’s not the end of the line.
His latest album, The Last Song, was released on Dec. 22, 2018, but it’s been sitting in limbo in the hands of a new label, which he describes as being a little “slow.”
The Last Song was a collaboration with singer-songwriter and former indie rock band The Love Below.
He says they collaborated on the record because he’s struggling with depression.
“I’ve been in a bad place for a while, and the music kind of gave me the courage to finally open up,” he says.
“It was a really good record and I really wanted to let people know that it was okay to go through with it.
That was really the goal for me.”
Wall says he felt like the album had reached a point where it was “not a good time to be making music anymore, and I wanted to be able to let it go.”
“I think there are a lot of artists out there who are in a very good place and they’re just stuck, and they just can’t get out of it,” he adds.
“The music is the most powerful thing in the world, but there are times where it’s like, ‘I’m not doing anything right, I’m not connecting with people.’
It’s just so hard.”
Wall credits the label with giving him time to focus on his music and has been able to find work as a DJ.
“In the past, there was just a lot to do,” he admits.
“Now, I’ve been able, as far as the record goes, to go back and do my stuff with people that I actually know, who really want to do the same thing.”
Wall is currently touring with The Love Above, but says he plans to continue to perform and tour as he sees fit.
“We’re all just trying to be great,” he explains.
“That’s really what we’re trying to do, and we’re just doing what we want to.
We’re trying not to be in this crazy state of depression, because we know we can’t be.”