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Antonio Larosa | King Of That: Exclusive Premiere

The Burnaby country-rocker comes clean on his upbeat, entertaining new single.


Antonio Larosa admits he can be a royal pain in his self-deprecating new single King Of That — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.

A country-rock confession delivered with plenty of toe-tapping twang, the Burnaby singer-songwriter’s playful track — like all good songs — is firmly rooted in real life. “The title of this song was inspired by something my wife says often to me,” Larosa says. “There are a few things that I do that could be considered as flaws. For example, before leaving the house I sometimes forget to turn the lights off, or I usually neglect dishes in the sink. My wife will then say ‘Oh, you are the king of that!’

“After the 40th time of hearing her say that I thought to myself that is a great idea for a song. So, I brought the idea to my songwriter partners (Nygel Asselin, Ryan Sullivan) and we wrote the song. The song is about a guy who sees the same woman at a bar, and they finally have an interaction with each other. The guy then chooses to be unashamedly and brutally honest about his flaws, so she knows what she’s getting into — but in turn, he becomes unintentionally charming. Our main goal was to try and write something different than your average country-bar song with a bit of tongue-in cheek humour.

Photo by Lindsey Blane.

“The song has was tracked mostly by using studio players. It was mixed by Jeff Dalziel (The Washboard Union) and produced by Nygel Asselin (Halfmoon Run) and mastered by Randy Merrill at Sterling Sound. It is the first single of 10 songs I wrote and recorded over the span of two years.”

Larosa’s music has been described as a nostalgic yet fresh take on modern country-rock. With vocals compared to Elvis Presley and electric blues guitar inspired by Eric Clapton, Larosa writes songs from his heart, aimed at the hearts of his listeners. Antonio also draws large inspiration from artists such as Johnny Cash, Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton and Eagles. He has shared festival bills with artists such as Allen Stone, Brothers Osborne and Maren Morris.

Listen to King Of That above, sample more music from Antonio Larosa below, and find him at his website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Photo by Lindsey Blane.