While way still have to wait for shows there is enough new music to keep me listening, lets dive into this week’s Release Radar.
Stay With Me – Without Andrew ft Frankie Synth
Beginning with the vocalist counting down to the start of a rhythmic acoustic guitar and the introduction of a second voice, for the first chorus only a female voice can be heard to than re-introduce the Male and female combination for the second verse, building up to the second chorus with again is female sung only. In the bridge the rhythmic acoustic guitar is joined by a second acoustic guitar that plays riffs. The song ends with one last female sung chorus.
Lyrically the song discusses the fear of being left alone.
What I like about this song is the acoustic guitar which can be heard throughout the song.
PVRIS-Gimme A Minute
The song starts off with relaxing beats that get more bass driven as the song processes further. The chorus has almost dance like fast repeating beats to which finger snaps and other electronic sounds are added. The second verse slows down before getting back to the chorus. The bridge adds more traditional guitars and drums to the song. The song ends with one last chorus but the fast beats have made way for distorted guitars and drums.
Lyrically the song describes a feel of loss and the search for inner peace.
What I like about the song is the more electronic direction it goes in, even more than you can expect from PVRIS.
FRND CRCL – Deception
This song kicks the door in with loud and screeching guitars and banging drums. During the first verse a powerful voice is heard. After the first verse a guitar filled interlude is placed connected by a second verse before building up to a chorus and slowing down into a more muted bridge. The song ends with the few words of the chorus being repeated accompanied by soloing guitars.
Lyrically and sonically the song is angrier than most of Frnd Crcl their songs.
What I like about this song are the old-school pop-punk vibes I get from it; in a way it reminds me of bands like Sum 41 and Alkaline Trio.
Point North -A Million Pieces
Opening with dreamy piano and trap like beats the first verse is sung calmly but has a couple of voice effects. During the first chorus the guitar and drums are introduced into the song. For the second verse the song gets into the beats again giving the lyrics more of a rap flow. The chorus kicks in again with drums and guitar. This time the drums and guitars stay for a shorter verse that gets right back to the chorus. The song ends with a stripped-down version of the chorus that works to vade out.
Lyrically the song describes the feeling of being toyed with.
What I like about the song is the combination of electronic piano and guitars. Which gives me kind of a Linking Park vibe
James Burki- Where You Are
The song starts with a dreamy guitar and a calm voice and builds up to the first chorus, during the chorus the song goes all out with dual vocals and up beat guitars. After the first chorus the guitar switches into a piano filled bridge and then builds right up to the second verse which holds more energy than the first and seamlessly drips into the chorus. The instruments get a second time to shine, before the song takes it down a notch and only a relaxing synth can be heard. The song than melts to building vocals and ends with one more exploding chorus.
Lyrically the song describes the feeling of wanting someone back and feeling stronger with the person.
What I like about this song are is the happy and uplifting vibe I get from it.