Tuesday’s Top Tasty Tracks
THE TOP FOUR BRAND NEW TRACKS FROM SEPTEMBER 11TH-17TH.
All four tracks are some of the best work the respective artists have put out. Collectively, this week has been amazing.
The Bowery – William Ryan Key
Though Yellowcard has ended, Ryan continues to write amazing songs that speak directly to my heart. Over a decade removed from yelling about Ocean Avenue, he has turned in one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard, taking note from the likes of Bon Iver, Ben Howard and Austin Plaine in this impeccable song. The melancholic chord progression lends itself perfectly to match Ryan’s lyrics, ever a bittersweet message. Though his fans have seen hints of this songwriting capability in the Yellowcard days (Ten), this song comes as the most welcome surprise to show what he’s truly capable of. Such a beautiful, calm song.
In Absence – Silent Planet
This is the best song Silent Planet have ever written, no question. In true SP fashion, they continue to one-up themselves in their songwriting, both instrumentally and lyrically. The haunting opening showcases Thomas’s vocals beautifully, layered with a perfectly placed harmony before exploding into an emotionally heavy chorus. Though definitely not their most complex, nor their heaviest song, “In Absence” is wholly perfect, as it builds throughout, and every aspect plays its part for the good of the song. There are complex lyrics like: “I’ll turn with your reversing clock, and describe the colour when you can’t see the sunrise.” A song about losing those to memory disorders is wildly ambitious, but those who know Silent Planet know this is on brand, and once again they do it beautifully.
Escape Angle – This Will Destroy You
This Will Destroy You has accompanied me on many of my university papers, and I 100% believe they are the most talented and creative band in the world. They continue to push themselves and the boundaries of genre, and as showcased in this song, still put together haunting, beautiful, and irresistible songs. Don’t let the lack of vocals scare you, there’s no need for them. TWDY are able to make beautiful and engaging music through the layers of the instruments, rising and falling. Just over two minutes in, the song swells perfectly. This band continues to be the soundtrack when I write complicated things because they are both inspiring and calm simultaneously.
Genre: Experimental Rock/Instrumental
Hereafter – Architects
I was never quite sure if this day would come. After the death of their guitarist and main writer Tom Searle due to cancer, nobody would have blamed them if they had ended the band. However, I’m so thrilled they’re back with another album. This song, clearly a continuation of a tribute to Tom that started on “Doomsday” last year, does him justice. The lyrics are raw and emotional, and the guitars give that gut-punch that so many fell in love with years and years ago. And while many of their counterparts turn to hard rock and stray from the metalcore label, Architects double down with this song, proclaiming that they will go down with the ship if need be. No question that this is the best they’ve ever sounded, and deserve every listen they get.
Thanks for checking out another post about incredible new music. Remember, it doesn’t matter what you like, as long as you support it.
If you wanna hear more, here’s a Spotify playlist with all the songs I’ve ever featured. Throw it on shuffle and find something new.