Release Radar #99

it’s time for five new releases, on this weeks release radar!

Without You – FXMKE

Starting with distorted guitars, to song quickly adds electronic beats and the vocals into the mix. The chorus introduces drums, and louder vocals as well as a pop hook. Getting back to the beats, the second verse continues the feel of the first. The chorus repeats and the instrumentation is stripped down on the bridge. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about cutting out people and choosing your own path.

What I like about this song is the upbeat feeling and the mix of instrument types.   

If You Want It- Mayleaf

Starting of with soft vocals and guitar, the song quickly introduces some fuzz into the mix. The drums are added together with vocals, alternating the fuzzy guitars with rhythmic drums and vocals. The chorus takes to vocals to a louder level both keeps with the alternating instrumentals. The second verse cuts the guitar and drums back to their mellow parts, before kicking of a new chorus. The bridge is filled with effects and guitars, drowning out the vocals, the song ends with the instruments going all out.    

Lyrically the song talks about not regretting the past.

What I like about this song is the alternation between soft and fuzzy instrumentation.

Sunshine- Short Stack

Kicking of with soft vocals and soft guitars, some drums are slowly added to the song. The pre-chorus takes things slower before going all out in terms of vocals and instruments on the chorus. Keeping with the soft and loud pattern, the song takes things more mellow on the verse again. Getting around to the chorus once more gets things louder and this energy is continued into the bridge, where some synths and vocal effects are added. The song ends with one last chorus, stripped all the way back to the acoustic guitars

Lyrically the song is a breakup song, with the protagonist talking about the pain of heartbreak.

What I like about this song is the 2000 emo feel I get when the chorus kicks in, with the vocal energy perfect matching the angry side of a broken heart.  

Trouble -Ivyvox

Kicking of with distorted guitars and pounding drums, the song quickly introduces some energetic vocals before going all out on the chorus. The second verse follows the same route as the first, harmonizing into the chorus. The bridge focuses on  the vocal energy and a distorted instrumentation. The song ends with one last chorus, with an altered instrumentation.

Lyrically the song is about taking a chance while falling in love, or just taking the leap.

What I like about this song is its energetic nature, with the song practically flying by while the chorus gets stuck in your head.

Take What You Need -Osatia

Starting right of with the vocals and guitar. The vocals get to their high point on the pre-chorus, before breaking with a piano and taken things even louder on the chorus itself. The second verse keeps the same eerie vibe as the first before introducing the second chorus. The bridge strips to distorted guitars and vocals, stretching the vocals into one last chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about staying with someone who is difficult to love

What I like about this song is the old school emo vibe, which seems to be a trend with recent releases, furthermore there are the emotional vocals whom carry the song forward.   

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