Monday, August 16, 2021

Carissa Johnson - "Wasting Dreams"

Photo by Jaina Cipriano

In a recent Facebook post, Carissa Johnson says that her upcoming album "... might be my synthiest one yet but it's also the most hardcore." The Boston singer/songwriter isn't wrong. "Wasting Dreams" is dripping with synths while still being an organic sounding rock song. Johnson has always had this amazing talent for crafting pop rock songs that still have enough of an attitude and an edge to be straight up rockers. Somehow "Wasting Dreams" sounds both rough and smooth. It's both pop and punk without being even remotely pop punk. If this new single reflects what's on the rest of the album, Carissa Johnson isn't going to be our little secret in the Boston area for much longer.

You can watch the video for "Wasting Dreams" below. Blue Hour is due out November 12 on A Diamond Heart Production. You can pre-order the album here. For more on Carissa Johnson, check out the artist's website.

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