Release Radar #87

It’s the season, but for now Ill keep with the regular programming, here are five new releases for this week.

Levitate – Knuckle Puck

Opening with stuttering guitars, the song quickly adds its vocals and goes all out with its energy into the chorus. The second verse opens with fast guitars and pounding drums, before getting distant with it’s sound. When the vocals are re-introduced the song quickly flows to its chorus. Taking thing slower on the bridge, the vocals get softer before the instruments get their moment. The song ends with a modified chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about getting into a better space, mentally.

What I like about this song is its all out energy, its everything you can expect from “Knuckle Puck” unique sound.

Bittersweet – Trophy Eyes

Starting off with vocals and electronic beats, the song adds more beats into the mix, but keeps a dreamy vibe. The chorus goes all out, with distorted guitars and grand vocals. After an instrumental break the song comes around with its second verse, which follows the same blueprint as the first song. The chorus kicks in for the second time, as does the instrumental break. The songs bridge gives the vocals their time to shine with minimum instrumentals, the song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about someone you love ending up with someone else, and the duality of seeing them happy, but not with you.

What I like about this song is the contrast between its verses and choruses, and the use of its instrumentals in shaping the feeling of the song.

Love You Like I Used To – Short Stack

Kicking of with the vocals and slowly introducing more instrumentals into the mix, the song slowly builds up to the chorus. The chorus itself features more of instrumentals including live drums. The second verse is re-introduced with piano but keeps the drums in its instrumentation. The second chorus kicks in fast and is much the same as the first. The bridge feels like an add on for the chorus, which slowly gets back to the ending chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about love that has changed, as the title suggests.

What I like about this song is its soft feel and the hooks the chorus features.

Track- Paperweight

Opening with distant vocals and deep bass, the song quickly adds clearer vocals and fast instrumentals to the song, building toward the chorus. The chorus adds some electronics but mixes them with upbeat instrumentals. Going with the momentum the second verse blows by before re-introducing the chorus. The song goes slow and instrumental on the bridge, building towards a soloing guitars and ending the song with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about the challenges of live and tacking live as it comes.

What I like about this song is its quick and upbeat nature as well as the use of effects.  

Small Talk – Autumn Fires

Kicking of with fast guitars and pounding drums the song gives an instrumental opening before introducing the vocals into the mix. The vocals and instrumentals flow together until the chorus where the vocals show more energy before the second verse comes around, which hypes with its instrumentals. The energetic chorus is introduced again, before an instrumental bridge is featured. The instrumentals get down low to give the vocals room, lastly the song introduces one last chorus before the song ends with some vocal effects

Lyrically the song talks about being alone and having small talk to stay together longer

What I like about this song is the heavier pop punk feel I get from it, in a way they remind me of 2010s “Neck Deep

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