Another week, Another release radar. This week’s release radar features a mix old
and new artists.
Kicking right off with loud guitars and pounding drums, the first verse introduces
grunting vocals to the mix as well as electronic effects. Goes with some instrumental
parts before introducing the chorus with clean vocals. Featured on the chorus itself
are some clean vocals and electric instrumentation. Going back to the harder hitting
grunting on the verse, the second chorus is introduced the same. The bridge features
a full-blown breakdown before the song takes it slower and re-introduces the chorus.
This chorus marks the end of the song.
Lyrically the song seems to talk about running away from one’s problems and puts it
into a speed racing metaphor.
What I like about this song are the gruting vocals and the quick energetic flow the
going through the song.
With You- Closure
Opening with slow and dreamy guitars accompanied by soft vocals. The warm verse
changes into a more balled like chorus, featuring the same form of dreamy
instrumentation. Flowing back into the verse the band keeps with its vibe going back
into the chorus. On the bridge the band stripes back the instruments. Playing out with
one last chorus.
Lyrically the song falls in the category of a basic love song describing how everything
is better with a lover.
What I like about this song are the poppy hooks and kick behind the vocals.
Starting with the vocals and slowly building instruments, the opening verse quickly
flows into a rawer hitting chorus. Going with the same flow on the second verse
as was featured on the first, the second chorus is introduced by a moment of slower
instrumentation. The band goes harder on the bridge with raw vocals and instruments
flipping it half-way to the other end and going with a stripped instrumentation. The
song ends with on last chorus and heavy guitars.
Lyrically the song talks about wasted time, love at first sight and going after that love.
What I like about this song is the overall flow, the energetic post-hardcore energy and
Shy Away-Twenty One Pilots
Opening with up-beat electronic, the song adds its light vocals to the first verse. The
rhythmic drums get support from some dreamy guitars, taking it to a louder
chorus. Going for a different feel on the second verse, quickly getting back to the
chorus, the last chorus changes things up with piano like notes and mixing in softer
Lyrically the song can either be about getting fame to your head or a relationship that
has stranded, either way it is clearly dealing with an emotional subject.
What I like about this song are mostly the drums and the overall smooth vibe the
song has , giving the song a summer like vibe, while also showing some sadness.
Cloud Sick- Free Throw
Starting with math rock style riffs, before introducing some rawer vocals and rhythmic
drums, the song quickly goes to its chorus, taking the song into a more emotional
direction. The second chorus carries on with this melancholy feel, climaxing right
before the bridge, on the bridge itself the song takes it slower in its tone and plays
back to on last emotional stretch.
Lyrically the song talks about insecurities in a relationship, with the protagonist
wanting to make the other party proud.
What I like about this song are the raw vocals, which remind me a little of the wonder
years and the math rock style guitars that are sprinkled through the song.