Release Radar #35

It’s Friday and that means a new release radar! Let’s dive in and look at this week’s line up.

I’m sorry – Mokita ft Stand Atlantic

I’m sorry – Mokita ft Stand Atlantic

Opening with slow acoustic guitar, the first verse adds slow relaxing vocals with slow drums in the background. The chorus makes things a little faster but not much. Bonnie her vocals make up the second verse. Mixing both vocalists on the chorus again the song also gets more up-tempo mixing the acoustic instrumentation with more electronic beats. The third verse gets more back into the vibe of the first verse, leading into a repeat of the last chorus the end the song on.

Lyrically the song deals with regret and the late night wondering that comes with it.

What I like about this song is the relaxing vibe it has, which contrasts with its emotional undertone.



Every Grief – Skywalker

Every Grief – Skywalker

Introduced by slow guitars, the first verse features grunting vocals and banging drums. The chorus takes it slower on the instrumentation and adds clean vocals, making the second verse even more hard-hitting. Featuring vocal effects on the bridge the band works back to the grunting, giving a loud bang before getting back into a cleaner section. Starting its build up again the song ends with a mix of clean and grunting vocals

Lyrically
The song talks about the progress of grief and dealing with the emptiness left behind, as well as a nihilistic view of life.

What I like about this song is how the band alternates between its heavier and more emotional elements.



Go Getter – The Young River

Go Getter – The Young River

Opening with a combination of acoustic guitar and banjo, the song adds raspy vocals on the first verse. Getting louder and vocally stronger on the chorus the band takes thing slower again on the second verse. Giving the same energy on the second chorus the band takes it down on the bridge. With instrumentation reduced to only an acoustic guitar the band slowly builds back up to one last chorus.

Lyrically the song is a love song, describing the girl as a go getter.

What I liked about this song where the vocal styles used to elevate the chorus.


Lovely Lovely-Bearings

Lovely Lovely-Bearings

Starting off with acoustic guitar, the first verse features lone vocals and guitar while slowly introducing drums. Vocal featuring the whole band on the chorus, the song keeps its instrumentation simple. Following its flow, the second verse keeps the instrumentation consisting of drums and acoustic guitar. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about the joys of life, with the greatest being the feeling of love.

What I like about this song are the sing along lyrics and relaxing acoustic guitar. In a way it feels like a pop punk campfire song.



The- Ides of March-Silverstein

The- Ides of March-Silverstein

Slowly fading into the song, the first verse adds calm vocals and banging drums. The chorus goes all out and adds louder drums and heavy guitars. Going back into the calm style of the first verse the band makes the second verse go even harder. Grunting vocals added emotional layers to the bridge, contrasting with the calm vocals on the third verse. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song feels like a breakup song, with the singer stating that he doesn’t believe in it anymore.

What I like about this song is mostly the instrumentation and how it gives the emotional edge on the bridge as well as contrast between the chorus and verses.  

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