Release Radar #101

Its Friday again and that means 5 new releases, lets take a look at this weeks line-up

Far Gone- Charades

Starting off with distorted guitars, the song quickly adds drums and vocals into the mix. Keeping the vocals low and the effects on the guitar gives the song a dreamy undertone. Slowly flowing into the chorus the song takes thing louder but keeps with the dreamy undertone. The second verse follows the blueprint of the first, before the chorus get re-introduced. Going with some shredding instrumentals on the bridge. The song goes through one more chorus before it instrumental end.

Lyrically the song talks about heartbreak and finding back love.

What I like about this song are the deeper emotional feels that fit perfectly with the dreamy instrumentation.

Bad Influence – Hot Milk

Kicking of with distorted guitars and electronic beats. This song features Jim’s vocals on the forefront, before introducing Han her vocals on the chorus and the second verse. The song flows forward, with more distorted guitars introducing the second verse. Taking thing fully instrumental for the bridge, the song mixes all the vocals together before slowing down. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about fighting once demons, self-doubt and depression.

What I like about this song is the darker instrumentation and harsher vocals, which feel like a logical continuation of the sound the showed with their latest EP “I JUST WANNA KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WHEN IM DEAD”    

Friendzone – Bronnie

Opening with slow distorted guitar, Bronnie her vocals quickly flow in. The chorus introduces drums and louder guitars into the mix, which accompany Bronnie her louder vocals. Going with the same feel on the second verse, the song flows towards the chorus in the same way as the first, but the chorus is lengthened into the bridge. The last chorus uses part of the instrumentation of the verse to start and also marks the end of the song.

Lyrically the song is as the title suggest about the protagonists wish to be more than friends. 

What I like about this song is the slow burn on the verses, contrasting with the energy on the chorus itself.  

The Way It Goes Both Ways – In The Mourning

Starting off with pounding drums and upbeat guitars, the vocals flow in on the mix quickly. The hook on the chorus keeps with the upbeat feel of the song before the song gets back to its slower verse. The chorus comes by once more. Going in a different direction, the song gets slower and focuses on simply using the bass and vocals. Getting loud shortly, the song goes with some vocal effects and changed instrumentation to introduce the last chorus.   

Lyrically the song is a love song, with the protagonist jealousy shining through.    

What I like about this song are the upbeat instrumentals and the lyrical hook on the chorus.  

Circles – In Her own Words ft Derek DiScanio

Kicking of with loud drums and distorted guitars, the vocals flow into the mix, with the guitars slowly getting louder. The drums come to the forefront on the chorus, matching the vocals energy. The second verse takes this energy with it, getting faster in its instrumentation. The second chorus matches the first, but feels lengthened at the end. Going the acoustic route for the bridge, Derek his vocals are slowly added together with the return of the electric instruments. The song mixes in a slow clap part before ending with a mixed-up version of the chorus.    

Lyrically the song talks about going in circles with a relationship and someone that is closed off from you.

What I like about this song is its overall pop punk vibe and the pop sensibility of the chorus, where the lyrics just keeps stuck in your head.

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