Release Radar #96

Another week, more releases. Time to look at 5 new once!

Everybody But You – State Champs ft Ben Barlow

Starting with slow guitar and Derek his voice, the song quickly adds distorted guitars and pounding drums, before introducing the second part of the verse. Slowly flowing into the chorus the song repeats part of the intro before going all out in typical state champs fashion. The second verse features the same stylings as the first, flowing back to the chorus. The bridge features Ben’s vocals and instrumentals that channel some “Neck Deep” the song ends with one last chorus. 

Lyrically the song is basically a break-up song, with the protagonist wishing to party with everybody but their past lover.

What I like about this song is the upbeat pop punk sound, which is what “State Champs” does best.

mistakes that i have made – Downcast 

Kicking off with pounding drums and distorted guitars, the song quickly adds its screaming vocals. The chorus takes things up a notch with the vocals and pounding drums. The second verse flows forward kicking back again at the chorus. Getting heavier, the bridge evolves into a full breakdown. Which, also marks the end of the song.

Lyrically the song talks about overthinking and regret.

What I like about this song is its heavy hitting and darker feel, going into a new direction for Downcast.

Conversations – Penny Bored

Opening with electronic beats, the song quickly adds pounding drums and guitars to the mix. The dreamy vocals are added quickly after, with the instrumentals getting in on the hook of the chorus. The second verse keeps flowing with the instrumentals and hits a high note, before getting back to the electronics at the pre-chorus and getting back tot the chorus. The bridge consists of a lengthened chorus slowly fading out towards the end of the song.

Lyrically the protagonist talks about overthinking and getting their thoughts through.

What I like about this song is the hook on the chorus and the nostalgic pop punk feeling it gives mixed with electronic influences.

Date Planner – The Spvrk

Starting with electronic beats and acoustic guitars, the vocals are carried by Rinus this time. The chorus adds electronic guitars, and pounding drums as well as vocals that get to the louder site. The Second verse returns the calming feel of the first but keeps on the traditional instruments. Going with the same blueprint for the second chorus, the bridge changes things up by introducing synths and some spoken words to introduce the closing chorus.

Lyrically the song is about wanting to party, but also planning to just have fun.

What I like about this song, are the upbeat guitars and the way it lets Rinus his vocals shine.   

Childeren in The Dark – AVIVA

Opening with electronic beats, Aviva her vocals are quickly added to the mix. The chorus introduces upbeat guitars and electronics working in synergy. The second verse flows with the instruments but has more of a calming feel, slowly getting louder towards the hook on the chorus. The bridge strips things down to guitar and vocals, and then goes all out on the last chorus.

Lyrically the song seems to talk about the scars of a past relationship and the struggles with a broken heart.   

What I like about this song  is the hook on the chorus, and the use of electronic instruments.   

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