ANSON Release An Acoustic Over of Taking Back Sunday's "MakeDamnSure"
Los Angeles-based Alternative Rock band, ANSON is a 3-piece act set to bridge early 2000's emo rock with today's mainstream stratosphere. The group, consisting of Anson Li (Vocals), George Tello (Bassist), and Zack Mueller (Lead Guitarist) offer an array of introspective songs about life and discovering who you are as a person. To celebrate their debut EP entitled To Be or Nothing At All, the band has covered Taking Back Sunday's hit "MakeDamnSure"
To Be or Nothing At All, EP released on September 29th and was produced by Andrew D'Angelo (Set It Off, Volumes, Cold Rain), mixed by Dan Korneff (Paramore, Pierce The Veil, Our Last Night, My Chemical Romance) and Nick Morzov (Ghost Town, Set It Off, Dan + Shay, and The Night Game), and mastered by Ted Jensen (Muse, Green Day, Billy Joel, The Police) is out today, Friday, September 29, 2017. The band partnered with Already Heard to stream the EP. Fans can stream the entire EP it its entirety here! The EP offers a very personal and raw reflection of when vocalist, Anson Li, began the journey to self identity and speaks to the struggles of putting everything on the line to live for your art. In 2017, Li collaborated with George Tello and Zack Mueller to complete this newfound artistry when wanting to transition from being a solo act to a full band and re-titled the project to ANSON. The three found commonality in self discovery, strength, and empowerment to take a risk in life, and brought a unique synergy to the full band sound. Li continues,
"To Be or Nothing at All" is about living at the crossroads of my life and dealing with the daily struggles with self identity, self doubt, and depression that come with that. The EP tells a story of how I dealt with these issues and gained strength to choose a path and move forward in my life. This EP is a testament to the fact you can't live your whole life stuck at the crossroads. You have to make a choice because not making a choice is just as bad as making the wrong one. In life you have to stand up for what you believe in, don't be scared to fail and go for it. Follow your dreams. Taking leaps of faith is terrifying, but at the end of the day when you do it, everything in your life aligns together and it's pure bliss. - Anson Li