Song of the day: Antonio Larosa - Better Off In The Dark

Antonio Larosa's music has been compared to a nostalgic yet fresh take on contemporary country-rock music. Larosa writes music that speaks directly to his listeners' hearts, borrowing elements of Eric Clapton's electric blues guitar and Elvis Presley's vocal delivery. Antonio is greatly influenced by musicians like Chris Stapleton, Johnny Cash, Sturgill Simpson, and The Eagles.

This is his new single, called "Better Off In The Dark" which reveals unpleasant truths about being in a relationship that is only sustained by arousal and sexual desire. Any valid reason not to be with the person is overridden by the attraction, which is extremely strong. I really like the dark atmosphere around the song, exploding in a catchy chorus, amazingly performed by Antonio. The song is very enjoyable from start to finish also thanks to a perfect sound and a great performance (check out the guitar solo as well!) and I like hearing lots of different influences, from folk to country to heavy rock, on this one. 

Give it a go by clicking on the Spotify player below and don't forget to follow Antonio Larosa on social media as well.

Giovanni Gagliano

Passionate about music I wrote my first article for "Given To Rock" in 2012, reaching now 30K global followers. I am also a musician, gigging around London.

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