Three years after picking up a guitar in a college dorm room, Anthony Mossburg left the stability of a full-time job to chase after the only thing that made him feel alive; music.
What followed over the next four years was a series of accolades, achievements, risks, near-misses, and setbacks that indefinitely shaped him as an artist and a person. With several bootstrap tours and three independent albums under his belt, Anthony is now living in Columbus, Ohio, and is headlining shows around the country.
Anthony Mossburg's soul-searching continues with Crazy, his fourth studio album.
The lyrics, certainly the strongest point of the record, cover topics such as self-discovery, teenage memories and of course, love. All the themes are cleverly delivered through elaborate metaphors and vague imagery, though that doesn't prevent Anthony's music to get straight to your heart. The poetry is real, but so is the plain honesty which makes this album highly relatable.
Musically speaking, it seems everything has been composed to serve the lyrics. From the somber introductions to the emotional instrumental build-ups. The folk-rock sound is spare and straightforward, again, benefitting the stories sang my Mossburg. That said, one must not forget what a skilful acoustic guitar player Anthony is, too bad he gets to use this gift only in songs introductions and in the final ballad I close my eyes (which by the way, is more than an acoustic ballad, if you listen to it you'll find it has an unexpected production twist). To honour his acousticness, I decided to post a video of Mossburg playing Whiskey & Wine from his previous album.
Get Crazy on iTunes or listen to it on Spotify.
You can also visit www.anthonymossburg.com .
Listen to Tornado and Dancing with fire.