Darren Criss Releases New Single “f*kn around”


Today, Darren Criss released his new single “f*kn around” and an animated lyric video to go along with it. “F*KN AROUND” is described as “an unapologetic alt-pop head-nod anthem” that honors Criss’ garage band upbringing. In a statement, Criss described the process behind creating the new song and what it means to him.

“F*KN AROUND” is a track I started a while back as a pretty simple loop. I built it all around a very simple bass groove that I envisioned as something a brand new bass player could learn as their first song. I added some live drums, piano, and two different lead guitar counterparts, with a vague idea of what the melody and lyric would be. It sat dormant for years because nobody seemed all that interested in it, but I always felt like it had a lot of potential if completed properly. It wasn’t until recently that I finally decided to fully flesh it out as a song- and with the help of a string of different writers and producers birthing varying incarnations along the way, the final song ultimately became something of a head-noddin’ middle finger anthem to those triflin’ people in your life that, despite yourself, you keep finding yourself putting up with… All driven by the attitude of that same simple, driving, dirty bass groove.”

To celebrate the release, Criss will perform the new catchy tune on The Late Late Show With James Corden on April 13. The appearance will mark his debut late-night TV performance. Criss can currently be seen on The Voice where he aides Team Nick Jonas as a Battle Advisor. Criss’ final episode airs on April 12 at 8/7 C.

“f*kn around” is available to stream and purchase now!

Haley joined the Nerds and Beyond team in 2019 as a Writer and Editor. Her main fandoms include Criminal Minds, Wrestling, and The Walking Dead. You can find her on Twitter @haleyanne_.

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