This week there are some releases I have been waiting for and some that came out of the blue. What I do know is that there are way too many to just discuss 5, so this week’s Release Radar is broken up into two parts, let’s dive in on to part 1
Superstition – Andy’s Room
Opening with dreamy jet powerful guitars, the first verse introduces dreamy vocal effects, rhythmic drums and drippy guitars. The chorus keeps going with the same dreamy rhythm and seamlessly flows into the second verse. The second chorus keeps up but switches into the bridge which is filled with soloing guitars end adds a trumpet into the mix. The song slowly fades out at the end.
Lyrically the song talks about someone, which is referred to as the vocalist’s superstition, furthermore the vocals make clear that the vocalist doesn’t want to do much talking.
What I like about this song is its overall dreamy vibe, in a way it reminds me of the latest “The Story So Far” album and artist like “Tessa Violet“.
Starting off with snapping sound effects, the song quickly introduces an acoustic guitar to the mix and the first verse during which Mikaila shows of her powerful vocals. The chorus introduces a second acoustic guitar as well as backing vocals. On the second verse a violin is added to the mix. The song flows into the second chorus. On the bridge of the song more instruments are added before shortly getting to only guitar and vocals. The song ends with one last chorus.
Lyrically the song is giving the listener a boost, telling them to keep going.
What I like about this song is the campfire vibe I get from it, while I’m more in to electric songs this acoustic song really let Mikaila her voice shine in a different way.
Happy. – A Cure for Wellness
Kicking of with pounding drums and crunchy guitars, before introducing vocals on the first verse. The song keeps an old school pop punk rhythm. On the chorus the band changes it up with stuttering guitars and slower strumming. The second verse picks up the pace with before kicking right back into the chorus. The bridge takes things a little slower getting back to a lone guitar and slowly adding drums to the mix. The song turns up again with one last chorus to end the song.
Lyrically the song is describing a relation ship that slowly is filled with lies and slowly seed distrust, which eventually leads to a break up.
What I like about this song is the fact it’s fast and loud, but also combines modern pop punk hooks with some more 2000 emo influences.
Sweet Ignore – One Up
Starting energetic the song introduces fast drum and guitar but takes it a little slower on the first verse. Introducing the chorus with stuttering guitars the song gets back to its rhythmic side on the chorus itself. Introducing the next verse with fast guitar riffs. The band takes it slower on the verse again and slowly and stuttering works towards the chorus. On the bridge the guitars get their moment to shine, before the song takes the tempo down a little and gang vocals are added into the mix. The song ends with one last chorus.
Lyrically the song is venting the frustrations of a bad dating live, talking about using apps like tinder, and heaving the feeling of being ignored even trough you have much to offer.
What I like about this song are the fast guitar riffs sprinkled throughout the song, which sonically remind me of the neon era of pop punk.
Navy Blue – Snow Coats
Opening with slow strumming distorted guitars and a banjo. The song gives a dreamy vibe from the start. On the first verse the vocals are added to the song giving the song a sugary summer feeling. The chorus introduces a second vocalist before flowing into the second verse. The song ends with one last chorus.
Lyrically the song seems to be talking about setting standards and hypocrisy. Asking to see things from the other perspective.
What I like about this song are the distorted guitars in combination with the dreamy vocals.