Release Radar #20.5

This week has been overflowing with awesome releases, so here is part two of this week’s release radar.   

Afterglow- Myriad

Afterglow- Myriad

Opening with dreamy yet heavy guitars the takes it slower with drums and bass on the first verse before kicking it up louder on the chorus and reintroducing the guitar. On the second verse the band takes it slower again and dreamy string effects are added. The second chorus is introduced with pounding drums again. The bridge takes the song in a drippier electronic direction and then slowly swells back to one last chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about the feeling of love and asking the other person if they feel it to.

What I like about this song is a dreamy guitar and the overall indie vibe.  

Barricades – The Overslept ft Onnedi

Barricades – The Overslept ft Onnedi

The song opens with soft piano and emotional vocals. During the chorus some electronic elements are added. On the second verse Onnedi her vocals can be heard slowly flowing in to the second chorus. The second chorus is sung by both vocalist before the bridge is introduced by a lone piano. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song describes a person putting up barricades around themselves and the offer to help and break them down.

What I like about this song is the soft piano that flows throughout the song as well as the contrast between Sem and Onnedi’s vocals.   

Burn – Mayleaf

Burn – Mayleaf

Opening with a fuzz noise before kicking off with distorted guitars, the song starts the first verse with a bang. During the first verse raw vocals are introduced to the song. The introduction of the chorus takes things a little softer before turning right back up. The second verse adds a feedback effect and fuzzing guitars to the mix. On the bridge the guitars get their moment to shine, before drums and guitars are building up to one last chorus.

Lyrically the song expresses frustration and the fact that the protagonist is slowly pushed over the edge. Resulting in a desire to watch it burn.

What I like about this song is the grunge energy that it has. Loud fuzzy guitars and banging drums alternated with softer parts.

Leave Me Alone – I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME

Leave Me Alone – I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME

Starting off with more electronic sounds before drums are added and Dallon’s distinct vocals are heard on the first verse. The chorus seamlessly flows with the rest of the song. The second verse introduces stranger effects before following the same beat as the first verse. The song shortly comes to a stop in instrumentation and flows back into a second chorus. On The bridge the instrumentation introduces some different instruments and a second vocalist. Opening the last chorus Dallon his voice goes trough some effects before repeating the chorus one last time.

Lyrically the song talks about a person that has made it big, before Dallon asks that friend to leave him alone.

What I like about this song are the 70’s/80’s style electronics combined with the distinct vocal style Dallon uses on IDKhow their songs.     

Blurry- Stand Atlantic

Blurry- Stand Atlantic

Kicking off with synths before introducing drums and Bonnie her vocals, the song slowly adds more instruments during the first verse. The band gets a louder instrumentation on the chorus. The second verse mirrors the first with its instrumentation and flows back into the chorus. On the bridge more synth effects are added together with vocal effects. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song explores the feeling of being lost because of love and basically needing help to get out of it.

What I like about this song is the combination of synths and guitars as well as Bonnie her powerful vocals.

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