Release Date 12/08/2021
(Royal Mountain Records)
Deanna Petcoff is a tangle of emotions and a songwriting force. At 24 years of age, the Toronto-based singer-songwriter writes about her frustrating experiences as a young woman finding her voice and identity while navigating an ever changing city where an ex could be lurking around every corner. Having spent most of her teens and all of her twenties surrounded by music in Toronto’s burgeoning indie scene, she learned the ropes under the watchful guidance of the women at Girls Rock Camp Toronto and very quickly developed her own unique brand of beautiful and confessional indie rock. She excels with heart-on-her-sleeve, emotive lyricism that showcases her strength as a songwriter and a vocalist, and has seen her share the stage with the likes of Molly Burch, Tokyo Police Club, The Nude Party and many more.
Exploring the ins and outs of love and heartbreak with a grace and quick wit that belies her years, 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. "I Don’t Wanna Get Over" is an ode to moving on, despite not wanting to, an acceptance that sometimes, despite our best efforts, our heart moves on before our head is ready.