A debate rages on in certain corners of the internet as to whether rock music is dead, and whether it’s all been superceded by infectiously hooky strains of pop. But for a textbook example of how to straddle the line between the two perfectly, we’d recommend My Mother’s Daughter by Anwen Rose.
After a solemn and sparse intro, it becomes very clear that this isn’t a song for the weak-willed. A wall of guitars greets the listener and takes them on a journey down a hall of fame that includes golden era Evanescence, Paramore, and Skillet. This is clearly a song to yell along with at the top of your lungs with your fist in the air.
And yell at the top of your lungs you will – My Mother’s Daughter has a wonderfully catchy chorus that you can see being echoed back by throngs of people at outdoor festivals. Not to be outdone by the growling six-strings around her, this Los Angeles artist’s reflective and delicate lyrics are channelled beautifully by her voice, and manage to land every time with perfectly balanced power and poignancy.
You can listen to My Mother’s Daughter on your streaming platform of choice, and find out more about Anwen Rose on her Instagram.
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