Youngr is a solo outlet for Dario Darnell, a songwriter, producer, instrumentalist, and vocalist who makes eclectic, slightly left-of-center pop. The son of August Darnell, aka Kid Creole, Darnell made his (presumably) first recorded appearance back in the early ’90s, on his father’s To Travel Sideways. One of its songs featured wind chimes from him and sibling Lorne Ashley Brigham-Bowes, youngsters whose musical association extended into adulthood. D
uring the late 2000s, the brothers recorded and performed as the Liverpool-based Picture Book, and in 2013, they were credited as co-writers of Cher’s “My Love.” Darnell later landed a solo deal with Island, coincidentally the same major label with which his father was once affiliated. As Youngr, Darnell released a handful of tracks across the latter half of 2016 and early 2017, including the free-spirited party track “Out of My System,” the ballad “Too Keen,” and acoustic versions thereof.