Des Rocs Bares Emotional Scars in ‘Manic Memories’

The New York-bred hard rocker’s latest single is a good, old angsty anthem

Danny Rocco, better known as Des Rocs, owns his personal baggage in “Manic Memories.” The new single builds from a low-key, classically emo guitar riff to an explosive, heartfelt chorus. The sound perfectly embodies Rocco’s go-to “bedroom arena rock” approach.

“‘Manic Memories’ is a letter to the demons that haunt our past,” Rocco said in a statement. “The last few years have been a roller coaster, and writing about those demons provided the courage to navigate my own darkness. For anyone haunted by their past – I hope this song can be a beacon of light to guide you through the wilderness.”

The release of “Manic Memories” comes close on the heels of Rocco’s July 4 announcement of an upcoming series of new singles. It is his first release since the 2021 debut album, A Real Good Person in a Real Bad Place.

Des Rocs is currently headlining a summer tour. Upcoming stops include Denver, St. Louis, and Nashville.


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