Tuesday’s Top Tasty Tracks
THE TOP FOUR BRAND NEW TRACKS FROM APRIL 24TH-30TH.
4 great tracks of a wide variety. Acoustic jams, stadium rock, some emo pop-punk and of course some heavy. Always bring the heavy.
At Home – Jon Bryant
This just might be Bryant’s best song so far. The atmosphere is immediate, creating a sense of longing for those that make home feel like home. Throughout the first verse, Bryant’s lyrics haunt, layered on top of a beautiful chord progression, dancing between major and minor chords. The chorus’ impact is immediate, as the song slips into a major key change with a comfortable chord progression, adding beautiful harmonies about feeling at home. This song debuted on NCIS a few weeks ago, and it’s great to see Bryant get a little more attention as it is well deserved. To add to all of this, the video features a beautiful cinemagraph.
RIYL: Bon Iver, Austin Plaine, Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Dissolution – Awaken I Am
A change at lead vocalist often alienates old fans, but brings in new fans. I am the latter, as this is the first song I’ve heard from Awaken I Am, and I am thoroughly impressed. This song has poise and maturity dripping from it, showing the band has expertise in creating a catchy song that doesn’t tread on the same old tropes of the genre. The production on this track is really good, and it highlights the vocalist. The octave layering adds a depth to the chorus that makes the song that much catchier. The bridge is heavy, taking the song to the next level. There’s a lot of good in this song, and as long as the album isn’t just this song over and over, meaning there’s some dynamics in the types of songs, this is going to be really good. I’m looking forward to it.
RIYL: Lower Than Atlantis, Don Broco, Hands Like Houses
Bad Habit – Better Off
After two years away from the scene, Better Off are back with a great new song. Controversy aside, these guys have always been one of my favourite artists in the genre, and this song proves it. There’s some beautifully intricate harmonies throughout the verses in this song, and it harkens back to earlier Armor For Sleep-type artists. It’s ironic that this song is about having a bad habit of talking before thinking because that’s why this band went on hiatus in the first place. Though it’s unclear whether the situation has been fully dealt with, it’s pretty clear that the accused bassist is no longer playing with the band, and that’s a step in the right direction. The closing chorus and outro brings the song full circle, incorporating a catchy lead into the already great chord progression. All around, great song as Better Off pick up right where they left off.
Genre: Emo Pop-Punk
RIYL: Pentimento, Have Mercy, Daisyhead
Voices – Convictions
Metalcore juggernauts Convictions are finally back, wearing their influences on their sleeves in Underoath and The Devil Wears Prada while still sounding fresh and heavy. Though I feel like these guys aren’t getting the credit they deserve as they’re never quite as popular as they should be, they continue to grind and crank out incredible music. What sets these guys apart is the lyrics, which are so personal and honest about various topics, from lust to depression to doubt. This song continues this theme, dealing with doubts, depression, and anxiety, feels many can relate to, regardless of your faith background. The breakdown is just a taste of what these guys are capable of, but it works perfectly for this song before breaking into a djent-esque bridge that grooves really nicely. All in all, a great single that continues the style they’ve played their whole careers, and it has me excited to hit the gym with this album.
RIYL: Underoath, The Devil Wears Prada, Fit For A King
As always, you can listen to all of the TetraT songs at this playlist here: