As we wrapped up another premiere week, we are pleased to join forces with Anthony da Costa for the release of his new single “Sooner Than Later,” a throwback to the upbeat and fun of Rock and Roll in the same vein of Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty.
In his own words, ” ‘Sooner Than Later’ is about anticipating the end of a relationship that maybe should have never started. A love that may have been more of a fling from the start, and very well could have stayed that way…But sometimes, we have a hard time not being the moth to the flame.“
Anthony da Costa is no stranger to the music world. At age 13 he started writing songs and playing out anywhere he could, and his career as a singer/songwriter never really stopped. In the last decade, he’s lived in New York City, Austin, TX and most recently, Nashville, TN, all of which have shaped him as a musician and led to countless opportunities and collaborations.
da Costa has released many albums over the course of his career, most recently a solo LP (da Costa) and a collaboration with Adam Levy (Neighbors) in 2017, and an EP (Shadow Love) in 2019. For the last several years, he’s also been consistently touring, sharing bills with bands such as Big Thief, The Milk Carton Kids, and Loretta Lynn, and sharing stages with Joy Williams (The Civil Wars), Sarah Jarosz, Molly Tuttle, and Yola, just to name a few.
During his time as a sideman, da Costa’s desire to write and release songs of his own remained steady. Last year he met up with long-time friend and producer Kenneth Pattengale (The Milk Carton Kids), and made what will be his next solo record, called Feet on the Dashboard, and in da Costa’s words, “it’s been a long time coming.” A culmination of a sound developed since he was a teenager, Feet on the Dashboard is a collection of songs set to be a deliberate reintroduction to who da Costa is, and who he has always been: an earnest songwriter and an artist on his own merit.
With a new album coming up early next year, 2020 is looking to be the brightest yet for Anthony da Costa.