Release Radar #80

The week has flown by once again, but its time for a new release radar!

Ketamine Jesus- Like Pacific

Starting of with soft vocals and heavy guitars, the song slowly adds more elements before kicking things into high gear. The verse keeps going with its drums and guitar, before the vocals take a louder form with the instrumentation following. This soft and loud alternation keeps giving in the second verse, with the bridge building forward on it.

Lyrically the song talks about burying the memory of someone who has brought pain in the past.

What I like about this song is the alternation between soft verse and hard-hitting choruses as well as the vocal style in general.

Rust- Midnight Ambulance

Opening with a lone guitar, the song quickly adds its drums and stuttering guitars. The first verse features haunting vocals flowing with the instrumentals. The chorus itself changes the instrumentation and vocal style, before getting back to the instrumentals, mirroring the opening of the song, but slower. The song gets kicked into high gear towards the bridge, before going full fuzz on the closing part of the song. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song describes the difficulties of being trapped in a falling relationship.

What I like about this song are the fuzzy guitars and the haunting vocal style.  

Don’t Hold Back- Second Harbour

Kicking right of with the fast guitars and pounding drums, the band quickly adds vocals into the mix. The song gives more of a hook on the chorus, as well as harder vocal lines. The second verse is introduced by just as many instrumentals before the vocals take the stage again. The song flows into the chorus again, alternating the vocals and getting into a new flow at the end, where the song plays out with some instrumentals.

Lyrically the song talks about the oldest subject in music, love and relationships.

What I like about this song is the hook on the chorus and the unexpected harsher vocals that pop up on the same choruses.

Stop the Car – Wave Break

Starting right of with some fast chugging guitars, the song adds drums and Kelly her vocals into the mix, taking things a little more poppy on the chorus with Kelly hitting al the high notes. Getting back to its instrumentals starting the second verse, the song keeps its flow going into the second chorus, which goes much the same as the first. The bridge lets the instruments shine before going with some vocal melodies introducing one last chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about getting in strange places and once own head messing with them.

What I like about this song is the old school emo vibe I get from it and the vocal melodies.  

Over Again – Only Seven Left

Slowly starting with guitar, the song quickly adds the vocals, going into the chorus quickly, using drums guitar and synths. The chorus gives an all out pop hook before flowing back into the verse. With the second verse being much the same as the first the song shines on its chorus, especially the vocals. The bridge introduces a lengthened version of the chorus ending which marks the end of the song.

Lyrically the song talks about all the good memories and the wish of the protagonist to do it all “Over Again”

What I like about this song is the hook on the chorus, the use of piano and how the vocals shine on the chorus.

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