Release Radar #26

It’s time for an all new release radar, lets look at this week’s bangers.

Look Alive – After Elmer

Kicking in with pounding drums and fast guitars, the first verse takes things a little slower and adds more bass. The chorus gets faster and gives a great sing along hook. The second chorus follows the structure of the first verse. The bridge adds a deviation of the lyrical structure. The song ends with on last chorus  

Lyrically the song is about the describes going trough the motions of life and feeling you are not ready for this phase of your life.

What I like about this song is the sing along nature, which gives it an anthem like quality.   

Hiccup- Valley

Starting of relaxing and slowly adds more electronic instruments and vocals. The chorus follows the same instrumentals but adds vocal effects into the mix. The second verse gets to a change of pace, adding slower beats and a different tempo. The song ends with a mix of vocals slowly going more in the acoustic direction.   

Lyrically the song is about missing someone and wanting to know what is going on in their head.

What I like about this song is the relaxing constant beat and the contrast between the vocals.

Aurora-We Set Signals

Starting right of with heavy guitars and pounding drums, the song quickly gets to the clean vocals and even gets heavier with grunting vocals on the chorus. The second verse follows the same formula. On the bridge the instrumentation takes it a bit slower and the clean vocals get their moment. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song describes a feeling of going insane and not understanding the world around you anymore.

What I like about this song is the back and forward between the grunting and clean vocals as well as the powerful ending of the bridge.

Better Than This – Aim High ft Broadside

Opening with upbeat guitars the vocals song gets more emotional in vocals and tone on the first verse, getting a little louder on the chorus. The second verse adds ollie baxxter his vocals to the mix but keeps the same instrumentation. On the second chorus grunting vocals are added. The bridge drowns out the sound a little before slowly re-introducing it and mixing up the vocals. The song ends with one last chorus

Lyrically the songs talk about a falling out with someone basically telling the other person, where better than this.

What I like about this song are the guest vocals of Ollie Baxxter and the pop punk feel that is behind the instrumentation  

Curse or Cure – Icon For Hire

Opening with the sound of an air horn, the song slowly adds more instruments and electronic elements. The song goes full throttle on the chorus but returns with the same instrumentation as the first verse, on the second one. The song flows back into the chorus quickly. The bridge takes it slower before adding more electronics and going full breakdown. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song basically talks about wanting to be better and asking yourself if you’re the curse or the cure.

What I like about this song is the combination between electronics and heavy guitars as well as the powerful vocals.    

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