Release Radar #92

Another week has flown by, which means time for a new release radar.

T.E.P.A – Jetlag Jenny ft Daniel Brooke

Fading in with pounding drums and high pitch guitar lines, the song quickly introduces its vocals, using the first verse to build to the hook on the chorus. The second verse changes its instrumentation and vocal delivery slightly, which is partly because of Daniel his influences. The second chorus kicks in flowing forward into the bridge, which consists of multiple effects. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song is about partying and the protagonists desire to keep going with the party.

What I like about this song is the hook featured on the chorus and the high pitch guitars, reminding me of older pop punk.  

Loved You a Little – The Maine ft Taking Back Sunday and Charlotte Sands

Opened by Charlotte, the song quickly flows into its instrumentals while also introducing John and Adam their vocals, kicking into the chorus, the song quickly picks up at the second verse. The second chorus is lengthened flowing into the bridge which brings some of the Maine’s typical sound with it. The last chorus is introduced with vocals striped from instrumentation, before the song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song is focused on love and saying goodbye.

What I like about this song is the overall sound, where influences from all three involved artists can be heard.   

Gaslighter – Halfway Atlantic ft Penny Bored (originally by The Chicks)

Starting of with the vocals and an instrumentation consisting of guitars and drums, the first verse keeps thing on a calm flow into the chorus which introduces its hook. The second verse seems to follow the same pattern as the first, adding some more drums when introducing the chorus. Going with a heavier instrumentation on the back end of the chorus seems to slowly build up to the bridge, the bridge itself takes things a lot slower, but also mixes in the vocals from “Penny Bored”, the song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song basically ridicules the “Gaslighter” in question.

What I like about this song is its overall tempo and energy, setting it apart from the more mellow original version.  

Diary Pages – The Spvrk

The song opens with both slow guitars and vocals, going through the first verse with a dreamy flow, before hitting some high notes on the chorus. The second verse goes much the same, but adds some more instruments into the mix. The second chorus keeps with this trend by adding a louder instrumentation. Returning to the dreamy instrumentation, the band goes all out on the last chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about changing who you are, the please others and losing yourself in the process.

What I like about this song is the dreamy feel the song has and the vocal energy that is featured at the end.

Causality – Mothica

Kicking off with distorted guitars, the song quickly goes over to a more effect driven instrumentation and adds Mothica her vocals, whom perfectly flow with the instrumentation getting more powerful on the chorus. The second verse takes a step back with the instrumentation and makes the vocals more haunting. The song quickly switches back to its energy on the chorus. Taking things more to the beats side on the bridge, the song also makes way for some guitar, before kicking of with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about being strong and self- empowerment, with the protagonist proclaiming to not being another casualty.

What I like about this song is the haunting vocal performance and the dreamy yet haunting vibe of the instrumentation.     

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