Release Radar #16

This Friday is filled with release so let’s take a look at the 5 for this week’s release radar.

Lucid Dreaming – Flash Forward ft Ghøstkid

Lucid Dreaming – Flash Forward ft Ghøstkid

This song kicks in with a catchy distorted guitar and spoken words before getting into high gear and adding more guitar and drums to the vocals for the first chorus. The second verse trades the spoken words for a vocal flow accompanied by pounding drums and synths. The song opens the second chorus mirroring the opening of the song before getting full bast on the chorus. The third verse uses the same relaxing tone as the second but builds back to the chorus fast. On the bridge the vocals go in more of a rap direction and are distorted. The song ends on one last chorus, mirroring the start of the song again.

Lyrically the song describes the feeling of slowly going insane and being afraid to go to sleep.

What I like about this song are the upbeat guitars and the easy to sing along chorus. The song has a certain swing to it.      

Home- Makeout

Home- Makeout

The song opens with a slightly distorted voice before a slow chugging guitar is added to the mix. In the second part of the first verse the song kicks it up a notch by introducing drum and bass guitar to the song and the vocals pick up a faster tempo. The chorus kicks in with louder guitar and higher pitched vocals. On the second chorus the vocals and instrumentation of the second part of the first chorus are mirrored. The second chorus is introduced in the same way as the first. The bridge adds gang vocals to the mix before mirroring the start of the song and kicking back to the chorus which also is the end of the song.

Lyrically the song describes being rejected while you thought you had something. Describing it as wanting to feel home.

What I like about this song is the alteration between loud and soft. And the energetic way the lyrics flow.

Figure It Out – Mascots

Figure It Out – Mascots

The song fades in with slow piano notes and louder growing guitars before turning it up with pounding drums and fast guitars. The guitars turn down a little to introduce the vocals of the first verse. The chorus brings more back the energy from the start as well as powerful vocals. On the second verse the song opens with slower vocals but kicks back to the chorus fast. The bridge slows down shortly before kicking it back to the same level as the chorus, but keeping the drums and guitars a little rawer. At the end of the bridge the band stutters with the instrumentation alternating between vocals and kicking drums as well as guitars. The song ends on one last chorus.

Lyrically the song is basically as the title suggests about wanting to figure it out, with “it” referring to life.

What I like about this song is how fast paced it is and seamlessly switches between the chorus and verses.  

We’ll Watch the World End- We Set Signals

We’ll Watch the World End- We Set Signals

Opening with calm vocals accompanied by an electronic beat the song first adds a guitar before getting a lot louder on the first chorus and adding the drums to the mix. On the second verse the song switches things, up by keeping the guitar in and mirroring the vocal style of the first verse, secondly a second vocalist is added. The song kicks into high gear again for the second chorus. The bridge takes things slower removing all instruments before the song comes back in full force for one last chorus.

Lyrically the song is in some way a love song, inviting someone to watch the world end.

What I like about this song is how the instrumentation shifts between different parts making the parts contrast with one another.   

Together – yours Truly

Together – yours Truly

The song opens with a line of studio banter before getting the drums make their starting impact and the guitars join the mix. Before vocals are added. On the chorus the song gets rhythmic but doesn’t get louder. The second verse has faster vocals and instrumentation and vocals, only slowing down towards the second chorus. The bridge features high-pitched guitars but flows back into the one last chorus.

Lyrically the song is about pressure, and as the title suggests, having the pull it together.  

What I like about this song is how fast and catchy it is. Secondly, I like I’m always a big fan of Mikaila her vocal style with again impresses me on this song.   

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s