This is an early, circa 2008 studio version of Darren singing “Not Alone” that I had never heard before. It has a full band accompaniment and backing vocals, and is pop that leans more heavily into the “blue-eyed soul” than many renditions I have heard.
My dear husband was dinking around on Bandcamp last night when he came across this little gem after I had gone to bed. He bought it, downloaded it to my iPhone, and then this morning when his alarm went of at ass-crack o’clock (also known as 5:00 a.m.), he rolled over and insisted I wake up (though MY alarm wasn’t due to go off for another half hour).
“I’ve got something for you that you need to hear,” he said, then proceeded to do a happy kickyfeet dance thing while he watched me flip out listening to this gorgeous, clean “new-to-me” recording of one of my favorite Darren Criss songs. Mad props to him for being so resourceful and knowing me so well. I’ll even forgive him for waking me up a half hour early to do it… this time.
File under: Things making me so very happy today on SOOOOOO many levels!
Well, I’m a fan of your husband.