Release Radar #60

Friday is here once again and it brings us new releases.

Pollyanna – Green Day

Pollyanna – Green Day

Starting of with happy sounding guitars and pounding drums, as well as a synth sound, Billie his vocals are quickly added to the song. The chorus goes louder in its guitars, but dies down just as fast. Going with the same happy feel and synths on the second chorus, the song flows to its chorus in the same fashion as the first one. The bridge feels more like a third verse, before the song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song gives a message of positivity, talking about how things are going great.

What I like about this song is the up beat and sunny vibe that I get from it.  

You Got This – FELICITY

You Got This – FELICITY

Opening with rhythmic beats and acoustic guitar, the song quickly adds its vocals that flows with the beats. Going with this feel on the verse, the chorus changes things up by adding more vocal effects and slow synths. The second verse goes much the same as the first, with exception to some harsher vocals. With the same vocal effects on the second chorus, The band keeps going with these effects on the bridge to end the song with one last chorus.  

Lyrically the song feels like a pep-talk, either for the listener or for the protagonist itself.

What I like about this song are the rhythmic beats and vocal flows, but I must say this song is more poppy than what I’m used to from them. 

Violet! – Waterparks

Violet! – Waterparks

Slowly starting with electronic beats, Awsten his vocals are quickly added to the mix, as well as drums and slow guitar. Going into a happier sounding chorus, the song uses synths and guitars in its instrumentation and of course the pop hooks. The second verse flows away to a second chorus quickly. The bridge takes things a little different and goes with 8-bit instrumentals and vocal effects. The song ends with one last effect filled chorus.

Lyrically the song continues on “Greatest Hits” theme of the dark side of fame, and describes a stalker waiting outside Awsten his apartment.

What I like about this song are the effects and the pop hooks featured on the chorus.

Acidtrip – Vaines

Acidtrip – Vaines

Opening with dreamy beats, the song adds slow vocals into the mix. synths and drums are introduced on the chorus as well as guitars. The second verse goes with more of a hip-hop flow, but keeps the drums in the instrumentation. Flowing back into the chorus the song keeps more synths this time, before introducing the guitars. Which flow on to the bridge. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about an on and off relationship, describing the heart ship as feeling like an acidtrip

What I like about this song is the overall dreamy feel, as well as the use of synths.  

Dwell on the guilt of saving myself – Super Whatevr

Dwell on the guilt of saving myself – Super Whatevr

Starting of with acoustic guitar, that are quickly changed for electric guitar and beats, the vocals are added from the beginning. Switching instrumentation once again, piano is added on the chorus. The second chorus goes with a more rapping form of vocals before going back into the chorus again. The bridge consists of a lengthened version of the chorus which persists until the end of the song.  

Lyrically the song talks about toxic behavior and self-destruction, putting the spotlight on the impact of this behavior.   

What I like about this song is the more electronic and emo rap influences that shine though on the song.  

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