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It's our weekly song review where we dissect five new songs released this past week, April 25–May 2. Let us know what you think of our picks.

"Montana" by Daya

Released: April 30, 2021

Album: EP The Difference

Highlights:

  • Amazing sensory imagery of dirt roads, crisp air, and nature within Montana
  • Slow, strummy guitar strikes heavy with nostalgia and magic, imbuing the track with a tragic wistfulness 
  • Daya's haunting, breathy vocals rising over the edgy rock elements

Standout Lyrics: "I wanna see a scar from a dirt road / I wanna feel the air cut through my coat / Seven hundred acres / So many new ways to see you"

"Elevator Boots" by Moby ft. Gregory Porter and Amethyst Kiah 

Released: April 27, 2021

Album: Butter Miracle, Suite One

Highlights:

  • Stunningly beautiful and simple acoustic composition
  • Old-school rock n' roll vibes straight out of the '60s and '70s
  • Punches of blues and soul peppering the song

Standout Lyrics: "And everybody wants to know you when you’re the only one to know / Everything that feels alive is in one more show / Plug into the buzz and shake it ‘til it turns around / And you can’t stop feeling"

 

"Your Power" by Billie Eilish

Released: April 30, 2021

Album: Upcoming

Highlights:

  • Powerful emotion dripping in each elongated lyrics, especially during the rise of chorus
  • Hints of dark subject matter in lyrics, giving overall strange undertone to musical composition
  • Melding of acoustic guitar and Eilish's dreamy, breathy vocals reminiscent of Mazzy Starr's signature style

Standout Lyrics: "Try not to abuse  your power / I know we didn't choose to change / You might not wanna lose your power / But havin' it's so strange"

 

"good" by Wrabel

Released: April 30, 2021

Album: Upcoming

Highlights:

  • Stellar vocal range and cadence
  • Atmospheric tension created solely through vocal and gospel-like performance
  • Triumphant piano notes clashing with more dramatic, ballad vocals

Standout Lyrics: "You see the end before the thing get started / You always bracing for the fall / I know you still see him in your apartment / Let me in, I'll paint the walls"

"Better Late Than Never" by Wings of Desire

Released: April 28, 2021

Album: End of an Age EP

Highlights:

  • Strong retro '80s vibe 
  • Fast-paced piano and electric guitar interweaving together
  • Haunting chorus of "We're just getting older" on repeat

Standout Lyrics: "There's a million people I want to be / There's a billion places I'll never be / But I'm just a loser"

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