Darius Lux

Darius Lux

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandPopRock

Soulful & Positive Rockin' Pop: Equal parts Maroon 5 and Ben Harper, add scoop of Seal for good measure.

Biography

When singer/songwriter Darius Lux left the confines of New York City to travel the globe for a year, he didnt fully comprehend the life changing pilgrimage he was about to embark upon.

A multi-instrumentalist, a producer, and a performer came back as a free-thinker, a philosopher, and an inspirational lyricist. Combining his appreciation of 60s songwriting, 70s soul, 80s pop and 90s hip-hop into a current mix of soulful, rock-edged pop tunes, Darius Lux found his voice on his debut record Arise. He now takes us and his band to the streets of LA for his new EP, "Time is Now."

Darius' music is a statement describing how we can take control of our lives. For each one of us, life can be full of different fears, but we have to remember that fear is a choice. When we decide we dont want fear and we have chosen to believe in ourselves instead, we find that we begin to receive the things in life weve hoped for.

Darius is currently gigging in California & Arizona with his band and living his life against the grain - with every spirited note he plays; he urges us to do the same. Take part of Darius voyage at www.DariusLux.com

MISSION: To bring good vibrations, consciousness and some noise

INFLUENCES: Stevie Wonder, Jason Mraz, Sting, James Brown, Nikka Costa, John Mayer, Bono, Natasha Bedingfield, Ben Harper, Muse, Bob Marley, Kanye West, John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Marvin Gaye, Led Zeppelin


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Lyrics

XtraOrdinary

Written By: Darius Lux

it's an ordinary morning on an ordinary day
there's an ordinary raindrop runnin down my window pane
and it's so beautiful, yeah it's so magical it makes me wanna cry

there's an ordinary human smilin at me on the street
there's a feelin that grows stronger every person that i meet
and it's so wonderful, this life's so beautiful, it's got me feelin high
cos we are ordinary, such xtra-ordinary, ordinary people

~'~
in the smell of fresh cut roses, in the look on every face
in the heart of every one of us you will always find a trace
of something magical, yeah something beautiful, right before your eyes
cos we are ordinary, such xtra-ordinary, ordinary people

~'~
we all have our games to play, day by day
sometimes you win sometimes you lose
we all are born free to live our lives our way
and what you get is what you choose

~'~'~
the sound of rollin thunder echoes through these streets
and the rain comes gushin down on us and soaks right to our feet
and it's so wonderful to be right here with you and just to be alive

now an ordinary rainbow's spread across the evenin sky
these are ordinary teardrops that are rollin from our eyes
and you're so beautiful, so truly magical i know we'll never die
cos we are ordinary, such xtra-ordinary, ordinary people

~'~
we all have our role to play, day by day
we stand in line, do what we're told
we all are born free to live our lives our way
and what you have is what you hold

~'~'~'~
there's an ordinary sunset, that is glowin up above
and an ordinary moon that is risin just because
it's so beautiful, it's all so magical i feel like we can fly
cos life is ordinary, so xtra-ordinary
this world's so ordinary, so xtra-ordinary
we're all so ordinary, so xtra-xtra-xtra-xtra-ordinary people

Hey You!

Written By: Darius Lux

tell the people , tell all the people - all the truth
let's make a brighter day for our youth

cos we know - you dont wanna revolution
cos you know - there aint no way we're losin

Hey You! - waddaya doin
Hey You! - where are ya goin
you look insane to me, it must be in the family
Hey You! - waddaya sayin
Yeah You! - ya gotta be crazy
you're talkin dangerously, you must not see whats happenin
its gettin hot i think it's time you stop to look and really see
i said - Hey You! - Yeah You!

do you know your history and whats been done?
all of this trickery will come undone
(and i think that you should know)

it's time - we gotta find a new religion
cos it's time - to break from this tradition

Hey You! - waddaya doin
Hey You! - where are ya goin
you look insane to me , it must be in the family
Hey You! - waddaya sayin
Yeah You! - ya gotta be crazy
you're walkin dangerously, you must not see whats happenin
its gettin hot i think it's time you stop to look and really see
all of our lives - get down to what is really goin on.....

Every Single Moment

Written By: Darius Lux

every day I'm with you's like sunday
the kinda day you wanna play
forget about the world til monday
cos there aint nothin in our way

and oh - when we're runnin wild and free
I know that i only wanna be...

in every single moment that i'm spendin with you
is all i ever wanted, so simple and true
theres a reason to live
when i give all i can give
with every single moment that i am with you

every step brings us so much closer
that i wont let it slip away
i dont care where the wind may take us
lets keep on rollin on our way

and oh - why cant we just disappear
lets go - baby far away from here

cos every single moment that i'm spending with you
is everything i wanted, yeah - its all i wanna do
baby now i can see,
all that you have given to me
with every single moment that i am with you

bridge:
for every second that we share
i wanna melt , melt in to you
and now that i am not afraid
we've got a lot -a-livin to do

CHORUS OUT
i wanna live, i wanna give - everything to you
i wanna fly, i wanna die - right here next to you
and baby now i can see, all that you've given to me
with every single moment that i am with you

Listen (you already know)

Written By: Darius Lux

there's so much information
gettin in the way
so many things to do
so many calls to make
don't know my left from right
my up from down
and i just wanna tear it all apart
and make a brand new start

too many tv screens and magazines in my face
feel like i'm sinking
that i'm lost without a trace
what are we all looking at
where should i go
to find a little space
define my very own place

if you just
listen - you already know
so won't you
listen - you'll know where to go
cuz when you
listen - to your inner voice
you'll hear the beat of your heart
you're free to make your own choice

there's so much talking
but who's really speaking to me?
there's so much rushing
but there's rarely any speed
i feel like hittin' out
and screamin' loud
but i don't wanna hurt nobody close
that's when i need to listen most
cuz when you

listen - you already know
so won't you
listen - enjoy as you go
when you
listen - to your inner voice
you'll hear the beat of your heart
you're free to make your own choice

so many people will tell you what to do
do this, do that
it's so hard to get through
i know its easy to just stop feelin'
but i wanna know what's up with you

listen - you already know
come on now, just
listen - and let yourself go
cuz when you
listen - to your inner voice,
you'll hear the beat of your heart
you're free to make your own choice

NATURAL BEAUTY

Written By: Darius Lux

she whispers softly on the breeze to those who care - like "ooooh"
she'll always give you everything she has to share - it's all for you

somebody tell me , have you seen her?
natural beauty
i'd like to know if maybe you can hear her
natural beauty

she's always there but sometimes hidden from our eyes - in plain view
she holds all of the secrets you could wanna find - just let her through

somebody please tell me if you see her
natural beauty
it's always so much better to be near her
this natural beauty

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she shimmers in the evening and she glistens in the rain - she's all that's true
she's sweeter than the sweetest song that's ever been sung - and i'm like "ooooh"

i'd like to know if maybe you can see her
natural beauty
it's always so much better to be near her
this natural beauty

Written, Produced &
Performed by Darius Lux

Human Race

Written By: Music-Darius Lux,Words-Darius&Tiffany Lux, Words-Darius&Tiffany Lux

HUMAN RACE/Music: Darius, Words: Darius & Tiffany Lux

hoh - hey - oh - yeah.......hey - ho - hey - oooooohh

with my own two feet i decided to walk around this world
no more reading others' writin - i wanted to see and not be told
find a safer place and a calmer pace
try to erase our terrifying fate - but evrbody's runnin - where r they all runnin?
i wonder/wander
from new york to new delhi, the same black clouds rise over these city streets
blindness is what is reaped from these pulpits of concrete
they sell our water, they sell our trees, then sell us back our own disease
to keep us all runnin, but what are we becomin

and with everything i've seen, and everywhere ive been
im lookin for the face of this human race
i'll hold on to these dreams, tho nothings what it seems
and i cant find my place in this human race
been all across this land, still i dont understand-this human race - oh - yeah - oh

hoh - hey - oh - yeah.......hey - ho - hey - oooooohh

here we go again in good ol' LA USA 3,2,1 - and its BLASTOFF-faster&faster
the race has begun - but what have we got done?
rapers posed as saviors, takin more than they could need
is it them who's holdin the stopwatch, is it them who's in the lead?
they gotta man over there with a gun in his hand
and whatever he says goes
he may not know much about nuthin but he's part of how the cash flows
and he'll keep us on our toes, just so long as nobody knows

and with everything i've seen, and everywhere ive been
im lookin for the face of this human race
i'll hold on to these dreams, tho nothings as it seems
and its hard to keep the pace of this human race
been all across this land, still i dont understand.....

what would you do if u woke up tomorrow and half your life had slipped away?
where are we runnin and i wanna know who's winnin and what is the price that we all pay?
where is the finish, & what does it cost, in this human race are we windin up lost

and with everything i've seen, and everywhere ive been
im lookin for the face of this human race
i'll hold on to these dreams, tho nothings what it seems
it's hard to find ur place in this human race
so hold ur head up high and look up to the sky
we're gonna bring some grace to this human race
we may have gone off track, but we can bring it back
so turn around and face - your own human race
cos all across this land, its time to link our hands in human grace

hoh - hey - oh - yeah.......hey - ho - hey - oooooohh

Coming Home Again

Written By: Darius Lux

COMING HOME AGAIN

There’s your place at the table
And your shoes on the floor
Theres a little spark inside me
everytime I hear the door

Theres the things that we savor
And the things we haven’t done
Those little things we take for granted
And the rest thats left to come

And im wonderin where you are now
Cos its getting cold outside
And I haven’t heard a whisper
As I start to wonder why
Could it be, only me, who can’t say goodbye?

Cos you're coming home again, I know
That I’ll see your face again, for sure
I’ll hold you so tight and I won’t let go
Cos I know – that you’re coming home again

And all the love that surrounds us
Whether near or far away
The guardian eye that watches over
Each and every single day

And all the things that we hope for
That we dream alive at night
And those little things we pick at
when we think that we are right

And now im feelin kinda sorry
If I knew then what I know
Now im hoping theres a second chance
Another seed to grow
Could it be, only me, who wont say goodbye?

And you're comig home again, I know…

And with darkness all around me, I reach to turn out the light
But I will light a candle for you, in case you come back tonight

The Happy Song (Skin I'm In)

Written By: Darius Lux & Chaise Flanders

I’ve been to Paris seen the Eiffel Tower
Searched for beauty in every flower
Looking for love in the streets of Rome
With nothing but my back pack on

Walking so many streets it was cool for a while
Helped me learn how to smile

Now I’m happy in the skin I’m in
Every where I go everywhere I been
I’ve been up and down and lost and found myself
Happy in the skin that I’m in

Swam with the dolphins in the sea
I’ve never felt so wild and free
I even flew to the city of sin
Spent my last dollar trying to win

All the things that I’ve seen and the journey within
There’s no place like being

Happy in the skin I’m in
Every where I go everywhere I been
I’ve been up and down and lost and found myself
Happy in the skin that I’m in

Oh oh oh Oh oh oh yeah X 2

Yeah I’m happy in the skin I’m in
Every where I go everywhere I been
I’ve been up and down and lost and found myself
Happy in the skin that I’m in

No Problem

Written By: Darius Lux

waddaya do and waddaya say
where do ya work and how do ya play
where u headin n hey - where have u been

waddaya like n who do ya know
waddaya see and where do ya go
waddaya lookin at and tell me now whats lookin at u

and still it's okay - we do the very best we can
it's alright - we're movin in the right direction
it's okay - we're doin better than before
now tell me is that all or is there more?

the problem is there is no problem - its plain for all to see
the situation's right n wrong, depends on u and me
the problem is there is no problem - im gonna let this be
i dont want no drama mama, i d rather be happy

waddaya buy and waddaya sell
who do ya kiss and what do u tell
and what are doin with ur life?

waddaya eat and what do you think
how do u feel and what did you drink
what is wrong and somebody please tell me what is right?

and still it's okay - it seems like we are in control
it's alright - we're movin in the right direction
it's okay - one of these days we're gonna break the mould
now tell me is there more or is that all?

CHORUS

what are we all here fightin for?
is it the right to just have more?
when has enough got way too much
and whens too much still not not enough?
whatever it is it will be done
whoever you are it cant go wrong
whenever it is you'll be surprised
however it is you realize....

CHORUS OUT

What I Feel

Written By: Darius Lux

Did u hear the news today? Another city blown away, a 100 lives lost in dust
But let’s see a movie, something imaginary,
in the silver screen we seem to trust
And as we sit in silence, they hammer us with violence,
it doesn’t matter if it’s make-believe
We say that we are peaceful, and think that we are noble,
While all around it’s fear that we breathe

And ooh, ooh ,ooh ,ooh ,ohh ,ooh ,oooooooh

So much life inside of me. So much death around me
Does anybody see what I see?
Does anybody hear what I hear?
Does anybody feel what I feel?

And now they say we’re winnin, but all I hear is spinnin, and any word of difference is a lie
We don’t have opinions, until we have been given them, After we all step back in line
Just turn a blind eye, and hire some dumb guy, To tell us everything is gonna be A-okay
Stick him on the TV, inside of every magazine, just So long as he’s got nothing to say

And ooh, ooh ,ooh ,ooh ,ohh ,ooh ,oooooooh

So much light inside of you. So much dark all around you
Does anybody care how I care? Does anybody hope like I hope?
Does anybody dream what I dream? I’m gonna keep on dreaming n dreamin…

BREAK

And now the sea is risin’, people barely survivin’ A few may win the rest are bust
The rain is fallin faster, its an unatural disaster,
As all we’ve built turns to rust

And ooh, ooh ,ooh ,ooh ,ohh ,ooh ,oooooooh

So much life inside of us
But so much death around us
Does anybody see what I see?
Does anybody hear what I hear?
Does anybody hope like I hope?
Does anybody dream what I dream?
Does anybody feel what I feel?

Best Day

Written By: Darius Lux

Get outta bed and the day has just begun
No time to breathe only thing to do is run
jump in the car now I'm jammed from all around

I know that there must be more to life than this
but every day this reality persists
i'm tryna stand as things come crashin down

so here we go, jump in the flow
some say yes, while some say no
i dont know where this will take me
but what i know is that i gotta make this happen baby cos..

Today is the best day of my life
and i just wont think twice
about whats right or wrong
i'm gonna keep this up just to move it along - yeah
Today is the best day of our life
tho I'm livin on the edge of a knife
i aint slippin up, cos every time that im down
im gonna keep this up (keep it up)

Stop and start on my way from a to b
first i'm cruisin then im locked from b to c
i let them in while they're tryna flip me off

its hard to know who is good from who is not
my head is spinnin and my wheels are almost shot
i watch em smile while they're tryna rip me off

so here we be - you n me
r we slaves or r we free?
i dont know all the answers
but what i know is that i gotta make this happen baby cos

Today is the best day of my life.....

Discography

Current ALBUM: "We The Living" (Released Winter 2013/14)
Follow-up EP: "TIME IS NOW" (Go Beyond Records)
Debut CD: "ARISE" (Go Beyond Records)

2 x TELLY AWARD 2012 WINNER for the music Video "Way That It Goes": http://youtu.be/IQDnLbLXBVQ

Darius' original music has been played on:
NBC (The Voice)
HISTORY CHANNEL
DISCOVERY CHANNEL
STYLE NETWORK
HBO
CINEMAX
ANIMAL PLANET
OXYGEN NETWORK
THE LEARNING CHANNEL (TLC)

Song, "Hey You!" featured in the Discovery Documentary, "Houston, we have a problem."

Single; "Human Race" featured in 'Butterfly Effect 3 : Revelations' with International release beginning 01/09/09

Song, 'Every Single Moment', theme song to multiple award-winning indie movie, 'All Along'.

Darius' Music Video "Way That It Goes" won 2 TELLY awards in the 33rd annual competition: the Silver statuette for Use of HD and the Bronze statuette for Music Video. Production.

Set List

Set ranges from 30 to 90 mins depending on venue.
Darius has also played for 4+ hrs at the OC Fair and Mammoth Mountain Lodge.

A 30-45 min set would mostly include songs from my 3 releases: 'Arise', 'TIme Is Now' and 'We The Living'.

A 90 minute set would include covers of songs by Jack Johnson, Seal, Steve Miller, U2, Tom Petty, Prince, Joan Osborne, Maroon 5, Sting, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Black Crowes, Lenny Kravitz, Ben Harper, Michael Jackson, Guns N' Roses