Release Radar #28

Its time to take a look at some new release, let’s quickly get into this week’s Release Radar!

Guns X Money- Jason Waterfalls

Guns X Money- Jason Waterfalls

The song opens with a computerized voice stating the title of the song, before getting into electronic beats. The electronics of the opening contrast with the soft instrumentals and calming vocals of the first verse. On the other hand, the band goes all out on the chorus. Introduced by the same electronic voice, the chorus add heavy bass and pounding drums to the mix, as well as more vocal grit. The second verse follows the same structure as the first. The Chorus has the same energy as the first one. On the bridge the band takes it slower and lowers the number of instruments. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song is about making a better world, with the song talking about guns and money as the reason things will never be completely right.

What I like about this song is as always, the contrast of electronic and traditional instruments, but furthermore I like the contrast of the vocals and the range they go through.   

New Invention-IDKHOW

New Invention-IDKHOW

Starting of with stuttering electronics and slow rhythmic drums, the song quickly introduces Dallon his distinct vocals to the mix. The chorus has all the typical IDKHOW elements, and gives the vocals their place to really shine. Piano is added into the mix on the second verse. Vocal echoes and layers form the bridge, before the song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song is a basic love song, but of course with the lyrical twist of IDKHOW, setting the girl in question up as an architect and protagonist as her newest invention. Basically, describing how she plays with him and the resulting bad dreams.  

What I like about this song is its overall retro-futuristic vibe, and the elegant and powerful style of Dallon his vocals.  

Monster- LEXXE

Monster- LEXXE

Opening with eerie sound, clicking beats and slowly adding more and more beats, the song slowly works towards introducing Lexxe her vocals. On the first verse Lexxe her vocals are slow and raw with an electronic edge. The chorus shows the powerful side of her vocals but keeps the electronic beats of the verse. Lexxe her raw vocals return on the second verse. After the second chorus, the bridge adds spoken vocal effects and seamlessly switches to a third verse. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about love, and uses metaphors for breaking down walls, with Lexxe asking to be woken up from six feet under and be turned into a monster.

What I like about this song is the electronic pop vibe combined with the wonderful darkness and rawer vocals of Lexxe.  

Background Noise-Happy.

Background Noise-Happy.

Starting off with slow bass and pounding drums, before adding the vocals, and distorted guitars to the mix on the first verse. The chorus features more guitars and emotional vocal lines. Slow distorted guitars and calming vocals also makeup the second verse. After, the second chorus the band changes instrumentals to a lone piano on the bridge. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about a breakup with the protagonist asking the other person if they are okay.

What I like about this song are the emotional vocals and the sing along lyrics, this song hits all the marks of what I like about pop punk.  

The Moon- Auld Spells

The Moon- Auld Spells

Opening with eerie guitars and slow bass, the song slowly adds drums to this vibe. The vocals of the first verse keep adding to this gloomy vibe and have a calming put uneasy feel to them. After a short instrumental break the song gets to the second verse which opens with some rougher vocals but keeps in line with its vibe. The song ends with calming guitar string that slowly fades out.

Lyrically the song seems to be an ode to the moon, but also talks about how there seem to be fewer stars in the night. This all feels more like a metaphor for a girl and the protagonist’s nightly adventure.  

What I like about this song is the dark and eerie vibe, reminding me of bands like “The specials” and “Mothra Steward”

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