Release Radar #21

You already knows what’s up, I got five new songs for you to check out so here is this week’s Release Radar.

SHADED-Backpack

SHADED-Backpack

Opening with slow electronic beats and lo-fi guitars the song slowly adds beats and vocals on the first verse. On the chorus the band adds more guitars and a second vocalist. The second verse gets back to the same calming beats and high hitting vocals flowing right back to the second chorus. The bridge is filled with more traditional drums and louder guitars, this instrumentation is continued on the last chorus which also marks the end of the song.

Lyrically the song talks about giving up on a relationship but on the other side still hoping for that person to come back.

What I like about this song is the lo-fi vibe it gives and as always, the alternation between classic and electronic instruments. 

Big Vibe-Seaway

Big Vibe-Seaway

This song kicks right of with fast guitars and vocals before taking it a little slower with muted guitars and pounding drums. The song changes pace to introduce the chorus before going all out on the chorus. The second verse mirrors the first one in instrumentation and slowly builds to the second chorus. On the bridge the song adds louder drums and shredding guitars. The song ends with a mirror of the opening riff and one last chorus.

Lyrically the song describes a girl which has a “Big Vibe”.

What I like about this song are the loud guitars and pounding drums as well as the more upbeat nature of the instrumentation.

Nauseous- Zubin ft YAWNS and What So Not

Nauseous- Zubin ft YAWNS and What So Not

Starting of with slow strumming guitars and electronic beats, the song quickly introduces vocals layered with electronic effects on the first verse. The chorus adds more vocals to the mix and louder guitar. The second verse mirrors the opening of the song and slowly adds the vocals back to the mix and flows back into the chorus. On the bridge the song adds different vocal effects and lets the electronic drums shine. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song describes a toxic relation ship and tells the story of the protagonist being love sick and the thought of the relation ship making him Nauseous.

What I like about this song was the combination of pop punk instrumentals with a more lo-fi hip-hop style of beats and vocals.  

Bittersweet- Operation Hurricane

Bittersweet- Operation Hurricane

Opening with dark bass, the song slowly builds to add pounding drums and heavy distorted guitars. The song adds calming vocals and continues the dark bass on the verse. Filling the bridge with heavy guitars and screaming vocals the song quickly changes pace and shortly stops the instrumentation to let vocal harmonies shine. The song kicks it back up with fuzzy guitar solo’s and haunting effects. Lastly the song goes all out with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song gives talks about a more nihilistic perspective of the world and feeling like an aura is still looming.

What I like about this song is the dark grunge feel that it gives, reminding me of bands like “Dead by Sunrise”.      

Strong – Amaranthe Ft Noora Louhimo

Strong – Amaranthe Ft Noora Louhimo

This song opens with slow piano but quickly adds pounding drums and heavy guitars. On the first verse Elize shows off her powerful vocals. The chorus adds Noora her vocals to the mix making the vocal parts even more powerful. The second chorus mirrors the instrumental opening but introduces Noora her vocals before kicking back into the chorus. On the bridge the band adds more vocals as well as drums and classical piano. The song shortly goes to only vocals before turning it up with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song is talks about how what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, as well as telling someone that them leaving will give heartbreak but in the end the protagonist will be stronger.

What I like about this song is the combination of more classical piano with heavy guitars, Furthermore I like how both Elize and Noora their powerful vocals styles work together.    

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