New York, NY (Top40 Charts) America's new sweetheart, fresh off the back of her on-going virtual world tour in partnership with Live Nation, has just dropped her newest single, Abyss.
'Abyss' is a heartfelt exploration of toxic masculinity in the context of platonic love from this songstress who is fast making a name for herself as a serious lyricist to watch. Mythological metaphor and poetic parallels fill this pop song with the depth Castro's songwriting has always been known for, but also sees her pair this insight with light-hearted and breezy instrumentation, ensuring this chorus is not one you'll be able to get out of your head any time soon.
The chorus, when it comes, breaks like an ocean wave, saturating this poetic fairytale of a song with waves of emotion and frustration. The accompanying video is a hopeful one, which sees the object of the song literally opening the door when Castro comes calling, pleading for him to open up and let himself be vulnerable, despite the pressure put on men in our society.
The effect is a warming, comforting one; the message is that it's okay to be sensitive - something which we could all use hearing right about now.