Reno McCarthy, Counterglow Review
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Reno McCarthy is a UK born, Quebec raised musician. His androgynous good looks beguile on his latest video single “Deep Dive.” Mc Carthy is not new to the music scene, though there is relatively little to be gleaned from his site biography wise and a keenly poetic story of his rising on Facebook. His debut EP titled Components of a Happy Life was released in 2013. McCarthy wrote, produced, and arranged his sophomore EP Man of the City entirely himself, which was released in 2015. Fast forward and after continued exploration, his debut full-length CD will be releasing in May of 2019 titled Counterglow.
The young alternative-pop artist is closing a chapter of his life. It’s the end of a coming of age. Written between 2013 and 2017, the record addresses the impact of the passage of time on living with fear and anxiety. McCarthy says of Counterglow, “The main theme of the album is fear. Fear of growing up, fear of responsibility, fear of love, fear of time, fear of dumb trivial stuff like my stomach rumbling in a silent classroom. It explores anxiety, as well as a coming of age story. It’s not a concept album. There is no all-encompassing underlying lyrical intention. Each song is just a simple representation of what I was feeling when I wrote it. Some are rooted in fleeting and undefined dreams, some in harsh truth and dull realism.”
Beating with Love
Woman from the Jungle
Time & Place
In the Town
Release Date: May 10, 2019
McCarthy offers a poetic storyline with Counterglow, each song strongly conveys a matured artists that has put in the time to develop his uniquely original sound and style, searching himself and pushing his own boundaries towards a patch of singular artistry.