Release Radar #42

You now the drill by now, it’s Friday and that means time for some new tunes. Let’s get into this weeks release radar.  

Hate Myself – Dodie

Hate Myself – Dodie

Starting right off with the vocals, accompanied by claps, slow drums and ukulele. On the chorus the instrumentation stays the same, but the vocals get layered. Getting into the second verse in the same way as the song open, it just as fast flows into the chorus. Adding guitar and vocal humming to the bridge the song largely stays within its instrumental style. The song ends with more vocals added to the mix and the song slowly fading out.

Lyrically the song talks about creating problems and insecurities, without the help of someone who points it out to you. 

What I like about this song is the calming nature and the bare bone instrumentals, giving more shine to Dodie her voice and a calming effect.  

Still A Stranger – SHADED

Still A Stranger – SHADED

Opening with spoken-words in the form of a voicemail message, the song slowly introduces synths and vocals on the first verse. The vocals slowly get louder and on the chorus the instrumentation changes to quicker beats and synths. The second verse follows the instrumentation of the first one, but adds some guitar into the mix. Flowing back to the chorus. The third verse adds some vocal effects and flows into one last chorus, and some spoken words.

Lyrically the song is about becoming strangers after a break-up, telling the girl in this case, she is noting but a stranger, which seems more of a reassurance for the protagonist than for the girl itself.  

What I like about this song is the great use of synths and electronic beats, while still giving the song a indie vibe.   

Ithinkithinktoomuch- Six Impossible Things

Ithinkithinktoomuch – Six Impossible Things

Starting off with slow piano and long stretched vocals by Nicole. Adding Lorenzo his  vocals on the chorus, the instrumentation stays carried by the piano. The bridge gets more high-notes by both Lorenzo and Nicole. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song is about laying awake, overthinking and confusion, almost suffocating in once thoughts

What I like about this song is the piano carried instrumentation and the incredible mixing of Nicole and Lorenzo their vocals.  

Bring Me Down- We Were Sharks

Bring Me Down – We Were Sharks

Opening with fast guitars and pounding drums, the song adds muted guitars and vocals on the first verse, slowly building up to the first chorus. The second verse changes things up by focusing more on the drums and quickly kicking back into the chorus. Getting back to the muted section on the bridge, the song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song is basically calling out someone on their bullshit, and their tries to bring down the protagonist.

What I like about this song are the quick and hard-hitting instrumentals, paired with poppy sing along lyrics.

I Want to Kill You – Citizen

I Want to Kill You- Citizen

Opening with rhythmic drums and fuzzy guitars and quickly adds vocals to the mix. Switching up the instrumentation to be more bass heavy, the chorus is carried by bass and vocals. The second verse mirrors the opening of the song and flows back into the chorus just as fast. The bridge shows a change in vocals slowly building up to then go back to drums only and slowly adding back more of the instrumentation. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song seems to be talking about running away from one’s problems, and waiting until you too tired to keep running.

What I like about this song is the flow that it has, rhythmic bass groves and pounding drums, that make it a song I the danceable variety

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