Release Radar #24

It’s time for release radar, lets see which new bangers dropped this week!

Liar Liar- Happy

Liar Liar- Happy

Opening right of with the first verse accompanied by muted guitars, the song slowly adds more drum and guitar. The first chorus adds rougher vocals and heavily distorted guitar, alternating with muted guitars and softer vocals. The second verse follows the same structure as the first verse and flows into the second chorus. On the bridge the instrumentals get their moment to shine. The song ends with a stuttering introduction to one last chorus.

Lyrically the song explores feelings of depression and describes a cycle the protagonist is stuck in, while faking to be happy.

What I like about this song is the alternation between soft verses and loud choruses, which give the pop punk instrumentals of the song some grunge energy.  

Jade- Out of It

Jade- Out of It

Starting with swelling drums and guitar the song slowly builds its instrumentation, before kicking in with the first verse, while also alternating vocalists. The chorus shows its sing along quality. The second verse changes up its instrumentation and adds more riffing guitars, giving a small breakdown like intro to the second chorus. The song ends with the same style of breakdown.

Lyrically the song questions why you should fall in love, and talks about knowing one’s mistakes, while also wanting to forget it by means of partying.

What I like about this song is the pure pop punk energy that is behind it, catchy choruses and fast guitar riffs.   

Stay- Colorblind

Stay- Colorblind

Opening with dreamy guitars on the slower first verse the songs starts adding distorted guitars and pounding drums on the chorus. The second verse introduces more electronic beats to accompany the flowing vocals. The chorus adds more guitars again together with higher vocals. The bridge reintroduces the dreamy guitars but quickly switches back to the heavier instrumentals of the chorus. The song ends with a mixed-up version of the chorus.

Lyrically the song is spot on with its name, basically talking about somebody and asking that person to stay.

What I like about this song is the contrast of dreamy guitars, with loud guitars drums and electronic beats.

Funeral Home- Yours Truly

Funeral Home- Yours Truly

Kicking right off with pounding drums and crunchy guitars Mikaila her powerful vocals. The band goes more sing along on the chorus adding up-beat guitars and rhythmic drums. The second verse is a lot shorter and quickly flows back to the chorus. A lone strumming guitar introduces the bridge, before Mikaila her vocals are added back in, together with some vocal effect’s claps are also introduced on the bridge. The song goes back into the chorus one last time to end the song.

Lyrically the song talks about getting sick of funerals and wanting to celebrate life instead of mourning it.

What I like about this song is the poppy vibe it got, as well as the energy that is behind it, its fast with lyrics that you want to sing along to.      

Gone Forever – Crooked Teeth

Gone Forever – Crooked Teeth

Opening with a combination of relaxing beats and slow guitar, before adding vocals to the first verse. The chorus introduces a second vocalist and electronic sound effects. The second verse mirrors the first verse, following the same structure before flowing back to the chorus. On the bridge muted vocals are accompanied by the muted sounds of a party. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song is about talking to a person one moment and the next they are gone forever. Asking a new person, the say that they will never leave.

What I like about this song is the more electronic direction it goes in using very little guitar and more beats and effects.    

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