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Anthony Mascia spun an exhilarating redemption narrative in his alt-pop-rock hit, Daybreak

NY-born and raised, New Hampshire-based singer-songwriter Anthony Mascia’s lyrics cut candidly deep in his latest single, Daybreak. Drawing on deeply personal life experiences that would make an imbittered cynic out of most, you’ll be rooting for him and all his vibrant resilience in his alt-pop-rock instant classic by the time the first verse runs through.

Anything to numb the sadness, hallucination or false acceptance” may be the most resonantly raw lyric I’ve ever heard – no hyperbole. After relaying all the roads that led Mascia to recording to this triumphantly super-charged power ballad, the light shimmers into the production, reminding you that no situation is beyond salvation.

The level of investment you will feel compelled to make is a testament to Mascia, who is easily one of the most talented songwriters we’ve heard in the past few years. His vocals may be the cherry on the cake, but the layers created beneath the sticky-sweet instrumental icing through his ability to construct a redemptive narrative will leave you craving more and more.

With his third album, Ambassador, Vol. 2, which traverses themes of love, loss and queerness, set for release in 2023, save space on your radar.

Daybreak is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Spotlight Feature: Get elementally radiant with Laura Loh’s latest alt-pop single, Morning Light

There has been no stopping the Hampshire, UK-based singer-songwriter Laura Loh since she released her debut EP in 2020. She has been lauded by BBC Introducing, taken to stages at Weyfest, ValeFest and Westival, and even recorded vocals at the infamous Abbey Road Studios.

Now, she’s here with her optimistic blend of alt-pop and folk, Morning Light, which brings her background of classical and jazz music into the luminous mix, which serves as the perfect reminder of the pleasure we can take by simple yet stunning facets of nature. Yet, cleverly, Morning Light is simultaneously a parable of the radiance that the right people can spark within us. My soul feels infinitely lighter for hearing the emotional depth in Loh’s smooth vocal lines and the intricately ascending melodies. Loh knew exactly where to greet you with pools of shimmering reverb for transcendent effect. We can’t wait to hear what follows.

Morning Light was officially released on March 4th. You can check it out for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast