We're covering Demi Lovato, Van Morrison, All Time Low, and more!
It's our weekly song review where we review five new songs released this past week, March 21–28! Let us know what you think of our songs on this week's music review in the comments below.
"Dancing with the Devil" by Demi Lovato
Released: March 26, 2021
Album: Dancing with the Devil ... the Art of Starting Over (out April 2) // Youtube documentary titled Dancing with the Devil
- Sheer, raw power behind lyrics take audiences down Lovato's "dance" with drugs, alcohol, and depression
- Edgy, mid-tempo rhythm that contrasts with the chorus' chaos
- Accompanying strings and piano notes during the bridge that slow the song down before taking it to its last crescendo
Standout lyrics: "Thought I knew my limit, yeah / I thought that I could quit it, yeah / I thought that I could walk away easily / But here I am, falling down on my knees / Praying for better days to come and wash this pain away / Could you please forgive me?"
"Once in a Lifetime" by All Time Low
Released: March 24, 2021
Album: Potential EP
- Sense of unity and hope after undergoing difficult times
- Pounding bass drum holding the verses together
- Crunchy, fast-strumming guitars during the chorus make you want to rock out
Standout lyrics: "I look at you / Look at me / Feeling kinda tragic / Dazed and confused / Hard to see / Where we lost the magic"
"Everything I've Ever Learned" by Bloxx
Released: March 25, 2021
- Punk, rock-heavy sing-along chorus
- Layering of background vocals creeping up on main vocals
- Relatable lyrics composed in rock ballad
Standout Lyrics: "When you're face down and strung out again / If you're spent up and can't make amends / Does every day feel like it's falling? / Do your mistakes always come crawling?"
"Only a Song" by Van Morrison
Released: March 23, 2021
Album: Latest Record Project: Volume 1 (Out May 7)
- Stellar, bluesy saxophone serving as the song's background
- Soul-infused, slower-paced rhythm with hints of funk
- Easy, soft tone complimenting the basic musical composition which allows Morrison's vocals to star
Standout Lyrics: "Only a song, it's not set in stone; it's only a song / It's only a poem, it could change in the long run, it's only a song / It's what I said then just to make it rhyme / Something's on my mind at the time"
"You All Over Me (From the Vault)" by Taylor Swift ft. Maren Morris
Released: March 26, 2021
Album: Unreleased track from album Fearless
- Gentle, poignant piano notes leading listeners into the song
- Heartfelt lyrics painting vivid imagery of lost relationship
- Harmonious interweaving of chorus between Swift and Morris to create a beautiful melody
Standout Lyrics: "I lived, and I learned, had you, got burned / Held out, and held on / God knows, too long, and wasted time / Lost tears, swore that I'd get out of here / But no amount of freedom gets you clean / I've still got you all over me"
Let us know in the comments what you think of this week's music roundup. If you missed last week's review, check it out here.