A pleasant surprise - I've been a BFF fan for years but only just stumbled across Darren's solo stuff. Reminiscent of Aqualung and Sufjan Stevens in places, both vocally and in overall tone... I intend those comparisons as a big compliment!
Amelia Bright isn't a cover. it's an original of Darren's from his days with Ben Folds Five. that song is going to be on his new cd, Firecracker People, which comes out August 19.
btw, a new song is up on his myspace. it's impeccable. go check it out.