da Costa has an enigmatic vocal that is very present and real. The honesty and longing are bubbling up to the surface on this new song, “Send My Regards.” I am fascinated with his constantly brilliant songwriting and vocal expression. I find his tone and cadence similar to that of Rufus Wainwright; and no doubt, as he is often compared to Rufus’s father, Louden Wainwright III. There is a maturity that is uncompromisable and this pushes his artistic sense to new heights with every release.
The song was written and recorded during our quarantine; as is so many songs being released these days. Anthony recruited support from members of the Dirty Projectors, Hayley Williams, The War on Drugs and more to wrap this up and put a bow on it. The result is a collab with some of the finest musicians on the planet.
When COVID-19 hit, suddenly, I was alone.Anthony da Costa
The story goes that Anthony laid down the track on his computer in the evening and subsequently sent it to Madison Cunningham ( the female vocalist on the track) who loved it.
It can be a weird thing to get a text with a song idea that reads “I WROTE THIS WITH YOUR VOICE IN MY HEAD…” Luckily, Maddi loved it and asked if she could write a second verse.Anthony da Costa
I think the vocal pairing is sublime. The two seem to effortlessly balance each other. There is a playfulness and give-and-take that brings the listener into another world. It is simply beautiful.