Release Radar #62

Fresh releases are here again!

Heaven is A Place in My Head – Bad Suns

Opening with far away vocals and dreamy guitars, vocals are quickly added as well as synths and up-beat drums. The chorus brings the electronic instruments in the spotlight before going back into the verse with electronic beats once again. The chorus takes the synths to the forefront again but the bridge introduces some guitars into the mix before getting back to the electronics. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song is more of a description of being in love.

What I like about this song is the 80s pop feel it gives of with its more synth orientated instrumentals.  

Don’t You Feel Amazing? – Trash Boat

Kicking of with heavy guitars and drippy vocals, the song adds slow pounding drums and keeps with the heavy guitars. The verse features group vocals slowly introducing the chorus with is filled with guitars and the same drippy vocals. The second verse keeps with the same heavy guitars slowly working back to introduce the chorus. Fuzzy guitars are featured on the bridge and the last chorus is introduced by a scream.

Lyrically the song is plainly said about the use of drugs

What I like about this song is the 90s grunge vibe, contrasting with the bands earlier heavy pop punk.

Losing You (re-Imagined) -One life to lead

Opening with acoustic guitars and emotional vocals as well as vocal backing the song slowly goes forward keeping its emo edge. Adding group vocals on the chorus the song quickly goes to its second verse where the vocals are alternated before going with an instrumental part to introduce the next chorus. The song goes without the guitar on the bridge, which brings the violin that supports the song more to the forefront. The song ends with one last chorus.  

Lyrically the song is about love, friendship and any person you don’t want to lose.

What I like about this song is the emotional edge, which feels kind of double since the band has released a statement marking this song as their last release before disbanding.

My Terms- Emma Blackery

Opening with slow acoustic guitar, soft vocals are slowly added at the first verse. The chorus goes with the same slow feel. Going with more drums than the last verse the second verse goes pretty much the same as the first, flowing back to the chorus in the same way. Not having much of a change but does swap the guitar for piano. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about the terms within a relation ship, with the protagonist clearly telling what she wants.

What I like about this song are the more acoustic vibes, which contrast which contrasts with the more rock influenced pop Emma normally brings out.

Twisted – Aviva

Starting of with haunting effects and far away guitars, Aviva her vocals are quickly added to the mix. Introducing the chorus by going softer, the chorus itself brings the guitars and electronic beats to the forefront. The second verse pretty much follows the blueprint of the first and works back to the chorus. The bridge has a haunted feel to it with Aviva repeating only one line throughout it. The song ends with one last chorus.    

Lyrically the song seems to be dedicated to someone that doesn’t understand the protagonist or has misjudged them.   

What I like about this song is the darker vibe that underlines the song, while the chorus still provides a pop hook

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