Today, the New York City-native Des Rocs releases the second single from his forthcoming debut album, A Real Good Person In A Real Bad Place. The highly anticipated album will be available on September 24 via 300 Entertainment (Megan Thee Stallion, Highly Suspect) and kicks off a 20+ date tour in iconic venues around the country featuring special guests The Velveteers.
Last month, Des Rocs released “MMC,” the first single from the forthcoming album. The track received instant praise from critics worldwide. Today, the newest single, “Imaginary Friends,” creates a fresh perspective to all the voices in our head. Fans have jokingly commented that Danny has “gone off the deep end” upon listening to it.
“Imaginary Friends” is a personal anthem that draws from a well of escapism. For me this song brings up all the darkest parts of myself – the journey of the last few years – and deals with all that darkness in one sort of manic exhale.
~ Des Rocs
Beginning the album with its rich electronic tones, Danny’s cool vocals then cut into the scene with a brisk motion that will buckle the knees of any listener, new and old. In peak isolation, the voices pour into the mind and ensue chaos. Des Rocs offers the fighting words much needed to cope with what many of us have had to learn to face in peak isolation.
Watch the music video below:
Upcoming full-length, A Real Good Person In A Real Bad Place, follows the release of three EPs, which have racked up more than 150 million streams, and shows supporting The Rolling Stones, Muse, Grandson, and many more. The title track to Des Rocs’ most recent EP This Is Our Life, has been streamed 6M+ times and hit Top 20 at Active Rock radio and Top 40 at Alternative radio. Pre-order A Real Good Person In A Real Bad Place HERE.
A Real Good Person In A Real Bad Place Tracklist:
02) Why Why Why
03) break break break
04) Imaginary Friends
06) Ruby with the Sharpest Lies
07) Don’t Hurt Me
08) Hanging by a Thread
09) Born to Lose
10) The Devil Inside
11) Rabbit Hole
His upcoming tour, DES ROCS ALIVE, will hit 20+ iconic venues around the country such as The Troubadour in Los Angeles, The Turf Club in St. Paul and a hometown album release show on November 4 at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City. Des will also be performing at Firefly Music Festival on September 25 in Dover, DE, featuring Billie Eilish, Tame Impala and Lizzo, and at the sold out Aftershock Festival on October 8 alongside Metallica, Rancid, and more. Find a full list of tour dates below and purchase tickets at DesRocs.com.
September 25 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
September 28 – Detroit, MI @ El Club*
September 30 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement*
October 1 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen*
October 2 – St. Paul, MI @ Turf Club*
October 5 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
October 8 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
October 10 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern*
October 11 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios*
October 13 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop*
October 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour*
October 16 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar*
October 19 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s*
October 20 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links*
October 21 – Houston, TX @ The Secret Group*
October 23 – Nashville, TN @ The End*
October 25 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Backroom*
October 26 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27*
October 27 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
November 2 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East (upstairs)*
November 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s*
November 4 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
* – with special guests The Velveteers
Stream the new single, available on all platforms. Stay tuned for more updates regarding Des Rocs!