Darcy’s debut

MOE musician Darcy Fox has just released her debut album, which has made a splash on the iTunes charts this past week.

Ms Fox said it was “exciting” to release the album ‘Unprotected Grounds’ after a year of work from not only herself, but family and friends.

It was a family affair, with her cousin Justin O’Dowd as co-producer, her mum Roberta Fox backing on keyboard and her brother Shannon Fox designing the cover art.

The 19 year-old said she was “stoked” her album debuted at number two on the iTunes new releases country chart, number 13 on the general releases chart and number 41 on the country album chart.

“To see my name on the same page as Taylor Swift blew me out,” she said.

Ms Fox wrote all 13 songs on the album, co-produced by Aria award winning artist Reggie Bowman, and said they were all based on her personal experiences.

“It feels surreal when I listen to it, because it’s exactly what it needs to be,” she said. After the iTunes release, she received the hard copies on Monday and said she would distribute them at her gigs, with an official launch to be held on Sunday from 2pm at Rookies, Moe. Ms Fox performs solo with a guitar, but said she hoped one day to perform with a band and credited the other musicians with making the album as good as it is.

The singer songwriter used social media to network and promote her music and had a big following on music myspace, before it was taken over by Facebook.

“Her time spent on the computer is finally starting to pay off,” Mrs Fox said.