Release Radar #79

Another week and another release radar, lets look at this week’s selection

Burn It all down – PVRIS

Opening with slow piano, the song quickly adds its beats to the mix, getting fully into the dance feel at the chorus. The second verse gets back some of the traditional instrumentals but parts with the slow feel, getting back at the fierce chorus again. Taking things more to the electro feel on the bridge, the song ends with one more chorus.

Lyrically the song is about power and not giving up.

What I like about this is the flow of the chorus and the overall electronic instrumentation.

Butterflies – Between You and Me

Starting of with ambient sounds before introducing upbeat bass and drum on the verse. The chorus takes things louder and shows the songs vocal energy. The second verse follows the blueprint of the first, as well does the chorus. On the bridge the band goes for the fuzz, before ending with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about missing someone and love in general.

What I like about this song is the summer feel it has got.

Pipe dream – Four Year Strong

Kicking of with pounding drums and distorted guitars, the song keeps its momentum going on the first verse. Going even louder on the chorus. The second verse takes things slower and introduces an ambient feel. The bridge gets back with the pounding drums and distorted guitars, before the song ends back on the ambiance.

Lyrically the song talks about changing yourself.

What I like about this song are the heavy riffs and pounding drums.

Algorithm – Boston Manor

Opening with rhythmic guitars and pounding drums, the instrumentation gets centered on the bass during the first verse, getting back to the guitars on the chorus. The second verse goes for a more electronic vibe, before the chorus is back. The bridge seems to focus on lo-fi instrumentation, slowly added back the instruments at one last chorus.

Lyrically the song is about our current social climate and the effects of technology

What I like about this song is the old school grunge feel it gives off.

Back Home – Magnolia Park

Opening with bass and drums, the song adds dreamy vocals in the first verse. The chorus adds louder vocals rhythmic guitars and pounding drums. Mirroring the first verse, the second also goes with bass and drum as its main instrumental focus. Getting back to the chorus just as fast, this time the chorus lets into bridge and in turn the end of the song.

Lyrically the song is about love and the strain distance can put on love.

What I like about this song is the hook on the chorus and the vocal flow.  

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