Release Radar #73

It’s time for another release radar.

Bad At Love – Mayday Parade

Starting of with soft vocals and slow piano, the song slowly adds drums to the mix on the chorus and puts on an emotional high tone on the vocals. The second verse adds more of its drums and some guitars at the end. The second chorus follows the pattern of the first, with the bridge taking things slower again. The song ends with a slower and more emotional version of the chorus.

Lyrically the protagonist is listing all the way’s somebody has been hurt by someone else.

What I like about this song are the emotional hooks on the verses and at the high point of the chorus.

Lights Out – Mighty Tortuga

Opening with slow but dreamy guitars, the song quickly adds vocals into the mix, keeping with a relaxing flow. The chorus keeps the same tone, but provides a lyrical hook. Going into the second verse, with funky guitars. The chorus follows the same blueprint as the first. To change things up, the bridge goes with more of the instrumentals with the vocals introducing one last chorus.

Lyrically the song is reminiscing of good times and describing them for the listener.

What I like about this song are the relaxing vibes that are present, throughout the song.

Broke- The Bottom Line

Opening with a lone acoustic guitar and vocals, the song slowly flows during the verse, the drums are added but the guitar keeps its acoustic tones. The chorus changes things over to electric and takes things louder. Keeping slow but adding electric guitars on the second verse. The chorus gets louder again on its hook, this time lengthening into the bridge. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song describes the struggles of live and the protagonist frustration with being broke, as well as the fact that everything costs money.

What I like about this song is the singalong feel the chorus has.

Carbon Mono – Boston Manor

Starting with a robotic voice and electronic effects, the song quickly mixes in distorted guitars and pounding drums during the intro. The first verse adds the vocals and distorted guitars, alternating with the electronic returning for the chorus. The second verse follows the same pattern, with the chorus being introduced by the robotic voice again. The bridge combines the electric guitars, screaming vocals and effects into an eerie mix. The song ends by slowing down and mirroring the intro.

Lyrically the song is an angry rant towards a person that can’t change their ways

What I like about this song where the electronic undertones which put an eerie feel throughout the song.

See red – swim school  

Kicking of with distorted guitars and dreamy vocals, the song keeps its dreamy vibe into the first verse. The chorus gets louder in its vocals and instrumentation. Going back with its dreamy vibes on the second verse, brings contrast with the loud instrumentation. The chorus repeats, before the bridge put its spotlight more on the instrumentals, before going with drifting vocals. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about mistakes of the past and trust issues.

What I like about this song is the contrast between the dreamy vocals and harder instrumentals.

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