Release Radar #56

I picked some fresh releases again, let’s get right into it.

He Said She Said – CHVRCHES

Opening with bright synths and rhythmic the song quickly adds Lauren’s sweet vocals to the mix, and louder pounding drums, slowly flowing into the chorus. Going from the louder chorus the song takes it slower again to introduce the second verse, also adding vocal effects into the mix. Going with the louder synths and drums, the song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about Lauren her experiences with the music industry and is based on comments she has received from men throughout her carrier.

What I like about this song are the rhythmic synths and their chemistry with the vocal effects added to Laurens already powerful vocals.   

Alive – New Saviors

Kicking right of with heavy guitars and pounding drums, flowing vocals are added to the mix as well as grunted ad lips introducing the chorus. Following the same blueprint as the first verse, the second verse flows to the chorus just as quickly. More screaming vocals introduce the bridge. The song ends with an extended version of the chorus.

Lyrically the song seems to talk about the decay of the world or the decay of a relations ship and the protagonist’s adrenaline rush with the prospect of it.

What I like about this song is the more heavy-metal feel the song seems to go for, reminding me of bands like “Sister Shotgun” and “AMARANTHE”  

Wait- Noise Brigade

Opening with pounding drums and fast guitars, the song gets more melodic working it’s way to the first verse and more stuttering instrumentals. The same stuttering pattern introduces the chorus, and more vocalists can be heard. The second verse goes with the stuttering again but in less of a capacity. The second chorus adds a  different vocal style. The bridge features the same instrumentals as the opening of the song but flows into one last chorus instead of a verse. This last chorus also changes up the instrumentation.

Lyrically the song talks about a relationship gone wrong, and asking the other person to wait.

What I like about this song is the old school pop punk vibe. The instrumentals give me a “Blink 182” vibe with some more emotional vibes.   

Just Breathe – Mayleaf

Kicking right of with full fuzz, before going with some stuttering instrumentation and working to the chorus which goes in a more rhythmic direction. The second verse is introduced by crunchy guitars and quickly flows back to the chorus. Going for a slower and more drum driven instrumentation on the bridge, the last chorus kicks in a little harder.

Lyrically the song talks about overthinking and sinking in to self-doubt.  

What I like about this song is the overall fuzz and the guitar riff that is present throughout the song.    

Brutus- Emma Blackery

Opening with rhythmic synths before adding Emma her chilling vocals to the mix, the song quickly opens the chorus with 80 style drums. The chorus itself features the powerful side of Emma her vocals contrasting with the chilling flow of the verse returning. Going for a spoken word on the bridge, the song goes back to the chorus quite fast. After, one last chorus the song ends with an instrumental outro.

Lyrically the song is about betrayal and feelings of betrayal, which the title itself is a big reverence to as well.

What I like about this song is the overall 80s vibe in the instrumentation and the contrasting in Emma her vocals throughout the song.

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