Espanto had a press conference on February 17, 2015 to officially launched his debut album. The album, immediately upon release in the Philippines, debuted at number-one on the Apple'siTunes store and Astro Chart, making Darren the youngest artist in the Philippines to reach the top spot on the chart solo. As of August 2015, the album has sold 15,000+ units and is now a certified Platinum.
For Darren, Espanto worked with local and international producers and most respected composers. The album features the carrier single “In Love Ako sa ’Yo,” (I'm In love with you) a Vehnee Saturno composition. The latter contributed three more selections to the album – “My Girl,” “Ewan Ko,” (I don't know) and “Ah! Basta Gusto Kita.” (Whatever! I like you)
Another local composer Kennard Faraon wrote “Stuck” for the album. The rest of the tracks in “Darren” were penned by foreign composers – Keith Martin and Deon Hairston for “You Are the Only One,” Adrian Rezza, Lucas Rezza and Carvin Winans for “I Believe in Me,” and Fil-Am Brad Go for “Makin’ Moves.” A bonus track in the album is the studio version of Jessie J’s “Domino” which Darren performed during The Voice Kids Philippines’ blind audition
Before the release of the album, Darren had a concert tour in the Philippines and abroad where he performed, "In Love Ako Sayo"(I'm In Love with you). He also performed Stuck and Ewan ko (I don't know) from his self-titled album during his album mall tour in Fisher Mall. A Grand Fans Day has been scheduled on December 21, 2014 at Robinsons Forum where the album will also be promoted. On February 17, 2015 Espanto had a press conference to officially launched his debut album.