Anthony Russo Pens a Song For the Lost Generation in "Kansas"
Continuing what seems to be a trend for Anthony Russo returns with "Kansas," a classic pop driven anthem for the lost generation. The story behind the song aligns perfectly with the accompanying video, no questions asked. Free-spirited and aimless but not hopeless, Russo is proving that the next generation is just here for a good time.
Living in the moment. That seems to be the mindset as of lately. After being locked up inside this past year, we've all had more than our fair share of time to think about life. All of the things you want to accomplish, all of the things you want to see, all of the things you want to do, that's what this song resembles. Why waste your time waiting when you can be doing more of what you love to do. Russo recalls traveling with his childhood friends to Kansas, the mixed emotions of feeling completely free but completely lost simultaneously.
"'Kansas' is a nostalgic anthem. It started as an idea about friends road tripping as, like, a last hurrah as they grow out of adolescence (going off to college, moving away, etc.). These kids (myself included) belong to the 'lost' generation with no great war, or great cause, to fight for. Most of us are searching for meaning, for answers. We are pressured to have it all figured out by the time we leave high school. This song is about letting go of that… just for a moment. To just appreciate what you have in the moment, and remember to not take it all so seriously."
Freedom is the only way to describe "Kansas." The production allows you to close your eyes and feel like the wind is blowing through your hair as you slowly release your hands from the handlebars of your bike, spreading your arms wide and letting go of any lingering fear.
Listen to "Kansas" below: