True Love Maze
Although failing to enlighten his parents with an hour-long a'capella recording at the age of ten, Troy Michael Petty has found, musically embedded in his soul, a reason to sing. Three albums and many years later, Troy has justified his gift of song working tirelessly to create emotionally driven music that defends the human spirit. Along with his drummer Jay Will and guitarist Kent VDK, Troy has carved a niche in the Chicago music scene as The Last Dark Show. Originally known as troy, The Last Dark Show evolves as a further distillation of the band's musical palette to an increasingly mature sound that comes from the soul and speaks to the heart. Generally labeled Alternative/Indie/Rock/Pop, The Last Dark Show remains as honest as troy but transforms that honesty into an experience. The band's lyrical essence and eclectic sound take an avenue less traveled to get to the core emotion of a song. The band veers away from the softer sound of previous albums to a fleshier, raw tone showcasing their harder edge. Troy has spent the last three years pouring his complete energy into the creation of his third full-length album, True Love Maze. True Love Maze demonstrates how accomplished The Last Dark Show have become through songs that challenge the fear of unanswered questions and the acceptance of the unknown. The album explores different forms of true love. True Love Maze steps away from the intentionally minimalistic approach of the previous two albums to break the boundaries, giving every song what it deserves.