Release Radar #52

It’s that time of the week once again, let’s get to the releases.

Hit like A Girl – Meet Me @ The Altar

Kicking off with some group vocals, the song quickly introduces its bouncy guitar riffs and pounding drums. The first verse adds quick vocals into the mix with a slightly slower instrumentation. Going back to a quicker instrumentation on the chorus before braking back in the bouncy direction. On the second verse the flow is repeated from the opening of the song but gets into the chorus much faster. A mosh call introduces an instrumental filled bridge which works its way back to one last chorus to end the song on.

Lyrically the song talks about the power of girls/women and being proud to “Hit Like A Girl”

What I like about this song are the kicking drums and heavy guitars, giving this song an easycore feel.    

Harvest Me – Girlsgirlsgirls

Opening with lone drums, the band slowly introduces guitars and synths to the mix. Going with a stuttering pattern for the guitar, the instrumentation slows down on the first verse. By getting back with louder guitars and multiple vocalists on the chorus, the band makes a clear break from the verses. The second verse follows the blue print of the first one, but the second chorus seems to at more synths while flowing into the bridge. On the bridge itself the synth gets attention. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song tells a story about a relationship going wrong, with fake love being thrown around before your heart is being ripped out.

What I like about this song is how the song sounds happy while telling a sad story and the synths that make up the instrumentation.  

Once in a Lifetime – All Time Low

Starting of with drowned out drums and Alex his calm vocals the song quickly flows through its first verse. Kicking things up a notch on the chorus the band adds louder guitar and drums to the mix. Flowing just as quickly as the first verse, the second chorus is over before you know it. The band kicks it up once again with the chorus but this time breaks into the bridge, filled with synths and guitars before ending the song with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song is about feeling lonely at the part in true all time low fashion and trying forget a person. The person I question you only meet once in a lifetime. On a deeper level the story of the song itself is a story about the band’s carrier.   

What I like about this song are the up-beat guitars and the more pop feels, this feel like All Time Low but with a fresh pop twist.  

Out of Reach- Sincere Engineer

Opening with fuzzy guitars, the song slowly comes in with its instrumentation consisting of deep bass, and organ as well as Deanna her vocals. The songs kick’s off more on the chorus but mostly keeps its slower instrumentation, the song goes to the bridge by stripping the instrumentation and focusing on the drum and bass. The song ends with an fade out.

Lyrically the song talks about old times and heaving a feeling that all the warmed and happiness you once had, is now out of reach

What I like about this song what I like about this song is the fuzz filled instrumentation and the raw vocals of Deanna.  

Gloomy Girl- Softcult

Opening with ambient effects before introducing dreamy vocals, guitars and rhythmic drums the song has a flow to the first chorus during which the instrumentation gets louder and more is added. The song dies down to its calm again on the second verse to come back just as strong on the second chorus, keeping with it’s louder instrumentation on to the bridge, things are turned upside down in the second part where the song switches to acoustic and brings some calm back. This moment of calm flows back into one last chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about going up in once gloom, telling the story of being locked in their room but also knowing you should be doing something else. Basically being stuck in your own sadness.

What I like about this song is the slow vibe going throughout the song going with the dreamy voices of Mercedes and Phoenix.

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