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Review: "Anodyne" - Tess Anderson

Tess Anderson tackles the dangers of falling too hard, too fast for someone with her latest single, "Anodyne." Like the song's title, Anderson describes her lover as a drug, addictive and making her numb to some potential toxic behavior. Expressing how she can't see the red flags, the singer states, "I’m too high/Can’t read warning signs/You’re messing with my state of mind/Addicted, caught up in your ties/I keep crossing a line/When you’re my anodyne." Despite seeing that the relationship is dangerous, Anderson can't help herself in "Anodyne" and keeps coming back for more.

Falling past the point of no return, Tess Anderson holds nothing back as she exposes the truth behind a risky, perilous relationship in "Anodyne." The fiery track features heavy hitting drums, bold guitar riffs, and feisty melodies, giving it the perfect pop-punk soundscape. Anderson's vocals are spellbinding with her seamlessly shifting between singing sultry lines and belting over the song's impactful moments. A compelling listen, Anderson balances the track's intoxicating verses with face-melting choruses, masterfully expressing the conflicting feelings in the lyrics.

Based in Vancouver, Tess Anderson is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter who began charting the path to her music industry debut at a young age. She started training as a vocalist and pianist at the age of 12, and by 15, Anderson had recorded and released a self-produced album under a different name. After moving to Vancouver in 2016, she received a diploma in songwriting, audio engineering, and music production. Anderson since went on to sign her first record deal with BCR in 2019. Some of her many achievements include becoming a finalist in the 2020 Canadian Songwriter Challenge, receiving a 2021 Amplify BC Grant, and continuing to build an impressive catalog of original tracks. Highlighting her incredible work, some of Anderson's popular songs include "Gaslight," "Self Control," "Run," "Prison," and "Never Seems to Fade."

Written By Cheyenne Johnson



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