Michael Darling is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer from Madison, WI, inspired by contemporary artists like Perfume Genius, Lana Del Rey, and Father John Misty. He blends elements of indie pop, folk-rock, and jazz to create lyrically reflective, emotionally charged music that is both pleasantly familiar yet intriguingly subversive.
A child of two musicians, Michael has been immersed in music his whole life. He grew up on the drums, and added singing, guitar, and piano to his repertoire over the years. He has played in jazz ensembles, produced chip tune music for his own video games, and performed his works at various venues in Madison both solo and with Madison band MQBS.
Michael is currently playing shows around the Madison area and polishing songs for his debut EP.