Feb. 26, 2023

Punk and Recovery w/ Darro

Punk and Recovery w/ Darro

Trigger Warning:  Medical Scare

(S8, EP 5)

Meet Darro Chea, a Khmer American emo pop-punk artist originally from Brooklyn, NY.  Hear his story about what got him into music, and his survival from a threatening brain tumor a few years back.  Learn and follow his work now!


Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Asian-American artist Darro is fusing together the strongest and catchiest elements of emo and pop-punk to form his own hybrid subgenre of alternative anthems.

After releasing his debut EP ‘Nostalgia’ in 2017, the then 24-year-old musician was diagnosed with a brain tumor that resulted in surgery and rehabilitation that saw him re-learning to speak and sing.

Despite his hardships, Darro persevered and utilized his recovery as a means of inspiration to release his debut full-length album Songs of Recovery in November 2020. Though met with life’s unexpected difficulties, Darro’s debut garnered critical acclaim on various charts and became emblematic of his journey as a musician.

Darro has gotten airplay by idobi Radio, charted internationally and been praised by the likes of Billboard, Rolling Stone India, and Alternative Press, as well as editorial features on Spotify, Apple Music and VEVO.

With his second album Accidents produced by Kris Crummett, Darro is bound to be a repeat in your library.

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