“Darkest Horse” is the latest single from Sydney’s 5-piece hard rock band, The Grand Union.
Building off the release of their May 2021 debut single, “Cathedral of Pain”, Darkest Horse is a perfect storm of bluesy hard rock, melodic overtones and power-packed crescendos.
In Darkest Horse, The Grand Union have stayed true to their live-circuit form and captured the essence of their shows – harmonic vocals, riffs and a palpable sonic experience which takes listeners of all persuasions on an epic musical journey.
Lyrically, it’s clear that the song contains relatable everyday themes such as the juxtaposition between good vs evil, one’s success vs their failures and heroes & villains.
Musically, the song takes listeners on a journey that matches the lyrical content. The song starts with a melodic atmospheric intro before building through a hooky pre-chorus and crashing into a searing “did you say rock” chorus.
There’s a staccato motif that runs throughout the song which ties it all together, including through an epic guitar solo and an acapella vocal crescendo. You’d be forgiven if you were caught thinking of “Queen” by the end of the song.
The video clip for Darkest Horse was directed to compliment these themes, filmed in rolling plains and dusty barren lands in NSW and using drones to capture a grand ‘skyfall’ experience throughout the chorus and crescendo.
The track is available now on all major streaming platforms, along with the video clip via the band’s YouTube page and social media platforms https://linktr.ee/The.Grand.Union