Review by Sylvie Marie & HerSong Staff
The W.A M. Awards celebrate the year’s most outstanding independent artists from around the world in multiple genres and categories. "Best Song" and "Best Album" nominations were based on Artistry, Musicianship, Originality, Professionalism, Diversity, and Excellence. W.A.M. stands for "We Are the Music Makers.' Deanna DeMola's song "Next Generation" was the 2020 W.A.M. Award Winner for HerSong Female Artist of the Year.
Deanna Demola will be the first person to tell you that a few years ago, she began to struggle with depression and anxiety. She felt lost and hopeless, and those feelings only grew over time. It was through her music, that DeMola found way to express what she was feeling. So it no surprise that this young, talented artist also found a way to express the fears and hopes of the "Next Generation."
Partnering with Songwriter and Producer, Jimmy Greco, DeMola achieves a radio-ready synth-driven ssound that is as good as it gets, even better than good - fantastic. A "whoosh" of energy commences the song as pristine production work sets a euphoric-pop mood. The groove is mellow, yet intense. DeMola enters singing,
"On the surface, picture perfect’s what you see /How we’re privileged have such animosity / Prescription pills‘ you prescribed to numb all our pain / Stirring hate and preying on our insecurities / can’t you see we’re the ones our world needs
DeMola's voice is smooth and intoxicating. Vocal layering and harmonies are added, creating a full sound. Deanna does not present her message with animosity or bitterness. The overall vibe is contemplative and confident as she sings about the judgements made on her generation and how for her, and many others, having your own voice and giving that voice everything you've got will ultmately be your salvation. The highly memorable chorus seeps into you and stays around for a long time with a calm assurance. The lyrics are intelligent and through-provoking: "We’re free we’re the next generation The Music is our salvation We’re gonna give it all, cause we are all we got now. Right now we give it all."
As 2020 comes to an end and the New Year is upon us, Deanna DeMola's "Next Generation" is a song for our times, and the "Next Generation" is our hope for a better tomorrow. With songs that express real emotions with honesty and courage, DeMola is a voice we can relate to and connect with. DeMola is certainly "giving it all" to her music and message and her passion shines through. Check out Deanna DeMola and add "Next Generation" to your best songs of 2020 playlist.
For more information about Deanna DeMola, please visit her website.
About Deanna DeMola
Deanna DeMola is a Singer/Songwriter from Long Island whose music invokes an Alternative Pop style in her lyrics and performances. Influenced by Billie Eilish, Paramore, Halsey, her songs address personal and social challenges that have a very broad appeal and that she has had to overcome in order to maintain her strength and attain her goals. A few years ago, Deanna began to struggle with depression and anxiety. She felt lost and hopeless, and these feelings only grew over time.
Eventually, she found solace in singing and playing music. Music gave her a voice to share her emotions and experiences. Currently, Deanna has finished working in the studio with Songwriter and Producer Jimmy Greco (Carlos Santana / Paramore / Jennifer Lopez / Train) on her debut EP, Under Construction. It includes six heartfelt original songs that represent her journey as an artist.
She is currently writing and recording new music with Jimmy Greco & has recently released her latest enhanced lyric video & single "NEXT GENERATION" which is available NOW on all digital & streaming services Be sure to follow Deanna on her social media pages (@deannademola) for more information about upcoming music releases, performances, videos, and more As her videos go viral, Deanna is reaching her goals and the sky is the limit.