Toronto-based singer-songwriter Deanna Petcoff is out with a new single called “Stage Lights.” The song starts out with a bass riff, simple drum groove, and atmospheric guitar riff that is definitely an ear worm. The song picks up suddenly at the 40 second mark, and brings on a really high energy hook melody, before settling down into a more dreamy verse, just to pick up and settle again. The music seems to tell the story of the emotions of an unrealistic relationship, chronicling the highs and the lows. The song is about lusting after another musician and picturing the lifestyle that would become of the two performers as they are touring in consecutive cities, and never seeing each other in person. Late night phone calls, loneliness and stage lights are a reoccurring themes in the lyrics. The song picks up again for an epic ending.
Enjoy “Stage Lights” on Spotify now:
More about the lyrics:
“While Stage Lights wasn’t written until a year or so ago, the story really started three years before that. I remember the exact moment I was introduced to this man. I was at a backyard concert in the summer and it was the kind of muggy that is charming for the time of year. I had just broken it off with someone, and I was still trying to figure out who I was when I wasn’t with him. But I was introduced to this man through a mutual friend because he was touring with her. They were both only in Toronto for one night before flying off to the next stretch of shows, and maybe it was because of that, but something sparked between us. For one night I got to flirt, laugh, and pretend I was someone braver than I was. Nothing happened, and I haven’t seen him since, but that night on the way home, this song poured out of me as a sort of “what if” fantasy. What if I pursued him? What would it be like to be in love with a nomad? Can you get to know someone long distance? Could I be a stay-at-home wife? What if we both toured and never saw each other? Would I ever be happy?” – Deanna Petcoff
More info about Deanna Petcoff here.
Written by Ryan Cassata