Release Radar #50

It’s Friday and I got some fresh tunes ready for you, lets dive in to this week’s release radar.

We’re Not Friends- KIDKARMA

We’re Not Friends- KIDKARMA

Starting of with electronic beats and effects before adding vocals to the mix. Going with rhythmic beats on the chorus, the second verse goes back into the previous instrumentation, quickly flowing back to the rhythmic chorus. Some vocal effects are added on the bridge, before one last chorus to end the song on.

Lyrically the song talks about being left alone and missing someone after they stole your heart.

What I like about this song is the electronic based instrumentation and the catchy flow of the chorus.   

Weapon- Against The Current

Weapon- Against The Current

Kicking of with pounding drums and fast guitars, Chrissy her vocals are quickly introduced. Introducing the chorus by slowing down the instruments makes way for the hard-hitting drums and powerful vocals of the chorus. On the second verse the vocals seem a little calmer, giving the next chorus an extra kick. Some group vocals are added on the bridge before introducing the last chorus with some more vocal and musical effects.

Lyrically the song talks about anger and trying to be calm again before breaking things, the protagonist describes feeling like a weapon shooting people down until they end up alone.  

What I like about this song is its heavy hitting instrumentals combined with the powerful vocals featured on the chorus.    

Crying – Emma Blackery  

Crying – Emma Blackery

Starting of with upbeat drums and rhythmic guitar, the song quickly adds the vocals to the mix. Going slower to introduce the chorus, the song introduces layered vocals and distorted guitar on the chorus itself. On the second verse the song goes with the same pattern as the first verse and the chorus is re-introduced with the same slower part. The song does change things up by stretching the second chorus into the bridge and going with bare-bones instrumentation to break it up, before ending with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song deals with influencer culture and the pressure to always look happy, as well as “Fans” thinking you should be happy because they made you famous. Furthermore, the song focuses on the theme of being forced to be happy, because thier always someone that has it worse.

What I like about this song is how the sugary instrumentation clashes with the more emotional and serious subject matter.   

Black and Red – Citizen

Black and Red – Citizen

Opening with beating drums and rhythmic guitar, the vocals are accompanied by the same rhythmic guitar. Going with a more bass heavy instrumentation and lighter vocals on the chorus contrasts with the verse. The next verse gives the same feel as the verse but flows into the chorus quicker. Filling the bridge are fuzzy bass and slow drums building to one last chorus.

Lyrically the song seems to talk about the anger that goes with being taken advantage of.

What I like about this song are the fuzzy guitars and the garage/indie rock feel that seems to be behind the track.     

Stay Gold- Vaines (originally by PVRIS)

Stay Gold- Vaines (originally by PVRIS)

Starting of with dreamy and echoing instruments, the song slowly adds vocals and claps two the mix. Going with both vocal effects and electronic effects on the chorus and electric guitar can also be heard on the instrumentation. The second verse keeps its dreamy beats and vocal effects introducing the chorus once again. Shortly changing things up on the bridge with heavier vocal effects and a more bass driven sound. The song ends with one last chorus.  

Lyrically the song talks to someone, telling them that they want them to stay forever.  

What I like about this song are the electronic effects on the vocals and the more bass driven bridge, giving a nice change up with the original song.   

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