Last month, Los Angeles-based Alternative Rock band, ANSON announced their new EP, To Be Or Nothing At All, out September 29th. The announcement came along with the release of the EP’s title track, followed by the release of their newest single, “Hailey” and now, the band is sharing the visuals to go along with the song.
Anson Li, the band’s lead vocalist elaborates, “The song’s about being completely and utterly in love with a girl and then messing it up. I wrote the track a couple years back about an unhealthy relationship I had in NYC. All I wanted was to have her back in my life, but she never treated me right and at the time I couldn’t see that. I was love drunk and all I wanted was for us to be together again. At the time I would’ve done anything to get her back.”
To Be Or Nothing At All offers a very personal and raw reflection of when Anson Li began the journey to self identity and speaks to the struggles of putting everything on the line to live for your art. In 2017, Li collaborated with George Tello and Zack Mueller to complete this newfound artistry when wanting to transition from being a solo act to a full band and re-titled the project to ANSON. The three found commonality in self discovery, strength, and empowerment to take a risk in life, and brought a unique synergy to the full band sound.
“‘To Be or Nothing at All’ is about living at the crossroads of my life and dealing with the daily struggles with self identity, self doubt, and depression that come with that. The EP tells a story of how I dealt with these issues and gained strength to choose a path and move forward in my life. This EP is a testament to the fact you can’t live your whole life stuck at the crossroads. You have to make a choice because not making a choice is just as bad as making the wrong one. In life you have to stand up for what you believe in, don’t be scared to fail and go for it. Follow your dreams. Taking leaps of faith is terrifying, but at the end of the day when you do it, everything in your life aligns together and it’s pure bliss.” – Anson Li