Darrick Thompson – Lolita
aaamusic | On 22, Jun 2012
Lolita is an ode to the life, thoughts and fears of a prostitute. Darrick Thompson was inspired by this theme in Rome few years ago, where he lived for four months in 2009. Staying in the south of the Italian capital, the young Washington-born songwriter would walk to and from the studio on Via Cristoforo Colombo, an area where at night where the streets run rampant with young girls trying to make ends meet.
“It’s much like the Nabokov novel where the antagonist is somewhat taboo; the story behind the lyrics is essentially a narrative of her life from my perspective”, he says.
Lolita comes straight from the diary of a sensitive soul, and Darrick’s approach is fresh and reflective. His sound holds the appeal of Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson but reaches a depth that reminds one of the first Josh Rouse and Ray Lamontagne.
Watch out for Darrick Thompson and his music; success is just around the corner waiting for him.
Author: Lorenzo Coretti