If you’re familiar with singer/songwriter Anthony Anzaldo’s endowments to Ceremony’s sound then you know he has his own story to tell. Today, ANTHONY has released the follow up single to his acclaimed 2018 EP, Get Over U. “Second To Last” moves effortlessly through emotive baritone melodies, Morriconesque guitar tones and sweeping synthesizers following the lead of a LinnDrum machine.
“We all have our unyielding ideals, to varying degrees. At the same time we all act under the influence of apathy,” ANTHONY says of the single’s inspiration. “‘Second To Last’ explores the interface of Yes and No.
The pendulum often centers and I fell the moments where we are unsure of ourselves, or say ‘This is the last time’, reveal more about who we are than we would like to admit. Nearing the end, or the beginning, is a significant period in one’s journey.”
ANTHONY’s blend of art-rock, nostalgic glamour and avant-pop is a departure from his well-known co-founding status and guitarist for Ceremony, although the mixing expertise of Ben Greenberg provides continuity between the two projects.
“Second To Last” is available today on all streaming platforms via Anzaldo’s imprint First Letter Press.