Deanna Petcoff is a tangle of emotions and a songwriting force. While writing about her frustrating experiences as a young woman finding her voice and identity while navigating an ever changing world, she explores the ins and outs of love and heartbreak with a grace and quick wit that belies her year. Her rich, textured voice juxtaposes her soft imagery and her vulnerable and starkly honest lyrics welcome us into a world where even a fleeting moment of emotion can become its own monument.
Playing her own unique brand of beautiful and confessional indie rock, Petcoff excels with heart-on-her-sleeve, emotive lyricism that showcases her strength as a songwriter and a vocalist. "Failing Upwards" is a shimmering track with a jangling, surfy chorus guitar riff that really makes it shine, an ode to falling in love hard and fast and reevaluating that emotion after those heady initial days pass. It’s a song about not being at your best, but doing better than before.
It’s a song to introduce Deanna Petcoff to the world.