Anthony Russo, ‘2:AM’ | Track Review
21-year old up-and-coming singer, songwriter, and producer Anthony Russo shines on his sexy new single, “2:AM.”
Representing the Midwest (Born in St. Louis, MO), 21-year old up-and-coming pop singer-songwriter and producer Anthony Russo delivers a gem with single, “2:AM.” “2:AM” features Smooth guitar within the production. Ultimately, it embodies the urban-contemporary sound. Anthony Russo delivers silky, smooth vocals, exhibiting a beautiful tone. Notably, he sings with incredible ease, never needing to force things. Throughout “2:AM,” he maintains a suaveness – he’s cool, hip, and chocked-full of swagger. On the first verse, Russo is drinking down his sorrows – “she’s outta reach.” He follows things up with a pre-chorus that’s catchy and well-executed.
“They say something’s wrong with me / I say, ‘Nothing’s wrong’ / Bad bitch on my arm with me, but she ain’t the one / Not the one for me, you the only one for me / Maybe something’s wrong with me /Yeah, oh yeah.”
The pre-chorus leads into a simple, but memorable chorus.
“And now it’s two a.m. / I’m up, all in my head / Looking at all my friends juice up / And I’m on my own.”
It’s followed up by an equally successful post-chorus.
“And they don’t know what I’m thinking ’bout / They don’t know that I need you now / And they don’t know what I’m thinking ’bout / They don’t know that I need you now.”
Russo’s vocals are fantastic during the bridge. The vocal production is excellent, while the overall production grows bigger, lusher, and more robust during this section. “2:AM” concludes with an outro, which is the same as the intro: “Tell me, is there something wrong? / Something wrong.”
What more is there to say? Anthony Russo is on an upward trajectory. “2:AM” checks off all boxes. Solid production, solid vocals, and compelling songwriting.
Anthony Russo • 2:AM – Single • Sewing Apples • Release: 2.9.18
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