Release Radar #38

It’s Friday and that means freshly squeezed releases, lets take a look at some in this weeks release radar.

Blossom- Emma Blackery

Blossom- Emma Blackery

Opening with pounding drums and heavy guitars, the first verse adds Emma her vocals and puts more emphasis on the bass in the instrumentation. The chorus doesn’t really changes up the instrumentation but does focus more on the vocals. Opening the second verse the same as the song opening the chorus is introduced much quicker. Changing things up on the bridge, the instrumentation consists of a lone guitar. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song seems the be mostly a love song, but with some unusual story telling.  

What I like about this song is the overall 90 alt vibe, Emma always has been more rock with her pop rock music but seems to have taken it fully into the alt direction now.

Mouthwash-Love You Later

Mouthwash-Love You Later

Starting of with 808 beats and electronic effects, the first verse quickly introduces vocals to the mix. The chorus stretches with vocal effects and slows the instrumentation. Following the blueprint of the first verse the second uses the same instrumentation, to then flow into the chorus. Going instrumentals only on the bridge, makes the switch to the last chorus even more dreamy. The song ends with one last chorus, with a stripped instrumentation.   

Lyrically the song talks about someone, the protagonist wants to forget, making a comparison to having left a bad taste and needing mouthwash.   

What I like about this song is the use of effects and electronics, as well as the overall dreamy vibe.

Roses- The Band CAMINO

Roses- The Band CAMINO

The song opens with some sound effects before introducing a piano and adding vocals on the first verse. The chorus introduces guitar and drum to the mix, together with sound effects. The second verse starts with electronic beats and has a more electronic instrumentation. Flowing back into the chorus, before getting on the bridge. The bridge seems to use only the electronic effects on the instrumentation. The third verse follows the pattern of the opening of the song. One last chorus marks the end of the song.  

Lyrically the song talks about just being yourself, and don’t waste your time on the opinion of others. Stop and smell the roses once in a while.

What I like about this song is the overall flow, it gives me a summer vibe.

All the Animals I Drew as a Kid – Valley

All the Animals I Drew as a Kid – Valley

Opening with a dreamy acoustic guitar and some sound effects, the vocals are quickly introduced on the first verse. Slowly adding more vocalist, the band keeps the instrumentation simple. The chorus goes a little louder and gives all vocals there moment. Staying in the same style on the second verse, the song gives an emotional undertone to the chorus itself. On the third verse things are changed up, getting more instrumenting and louder vocals. The song ends with one last chorus where the guitar has made place for a lone piano.  

Lyrically the song talks about the flow of live, and the consequences your actions have.

What I like about this song is the relaxing flow, it has the overall feel of a campfire song.

Write Me Off – Persei

Write Me Off – Persei

Starting of with 8-bit effects drums and a distorted guitars. Introducing the vocals on the first verse, the instrumentation seem the give an emotional undertone. The verse melt into the chorus, but change up the instrumentation slightly before releasing al energy at the end. Getting back in to a calmer verse, the second verse hits harder than the first, showing the full instrumentation and emotional energy in the vocals, this chorus also marks the end of the song.

Lyrically the song is basically about not giving up, with the protagonist asking to not write me off.

What I like about this song is the emotional energy, which perfectly hangs between the instrumentation and the vocals.  

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