British born pop artist Darren Ockert may not be a renowned name at the moment, but with the release of his official second studio album, Short Story Long, that is all about to change. With a talent for crafting infectious hooks and incorporating attention-grabbing production, the Miami-native’s new effort is the true definition of synth-pop.

Preceded by two diverse singles, the crisp and uplifting “You Don’t Know Me” and the darker, somewhat depressing “Crumbs”, Ockert moves smoothly across 12 tracks of guilty pleasure yet meaningful pop that highlight intriguing vocal performances and an ear for catchy, radio friendly tunes. The artist may not have the millions of followers as those on top of the charts now, but his new album is a must hear for those die-hard fans of dance floor-ready magic.

Read the track by track album review in its entirety at Album Confessions

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