It could be called an “anthem for authenticity.” “Masquerade” is the new single release from the purple-haired rock auteur, Anastasia Elliot. Taken from her latest album, “La Petit Mort,” the track is a call to action, for people to embrace their true self, no matter the lengths.
Anastasia explains the motivation behind “Masquerade:” “It is a commentary on desiring authenticity from others. Whether in relationships, friendships or in our current social media, celebrity and influencer culture. We are always navigating the “masquerade” of the world and trying to figure out what is real and what is fake. This song is an anthemic call for realness and owning our true selves. Nothing is “too much” when it comes to being who you truly are.”
The music video continues a 13-song journey, that began with “Cigarettes & Gasoline,” “Crash Landing” and most recently “London.” Inspired by the tragic story of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen, Anastasia chose to reverse those roles, for the video.
Currently based out of Nashville, Tennessee, Anastasia has worked tirelessly building the next phase of her plan. This includes the release of new music, videos and scheduling live shows and tours. In just a short time, Anastasia has accumulated over 300,000 digital streams and 1 million views on YouTube and counting, as well as many live television performances. While on tour, she hosted her own panel at NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) on the future of technology for independent musicians. In addition to headlining a benefit show with
The Great Khalid Foundation for the families of the victims of the Walmart massacre in El Paso, Texas. Anastasia has also done many public speaking engagements with high schools, colleges, and corporations focusing on healing trauma and mental illness. This includes a lecture partnering with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) for high schoolers during the time of Covid. For more information, please visit http://www.anastasiaelliot.com/.