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Song: "do re mi"
Blackbear's "do re mi" premiered together with his new album digital druglord over 2 weeks ago, on April 21st, and it has gained more than 30 million streams on spotify, and although it does not have a proper music video on youtube, an audio of the song, released by an unofficial channel, has received 2 million views. The song is so far the most famous from the album, which talks about contemporary issues present in most teenagers' lives. Blackbear is known for his alternative jams which have made various teenagers addicted to his music. He is a singer and rapper, and has also produced an acoustic album which had instrumental versions of another one of his albums. "do re mi" is a very intense song, it has a slow, gloomy vibe but very interesting lyrics. I gave the song 5 stars because it is extremely addicting and very soothing.
Song: "Told You So"
It is no surprise that Paramore's "rock/pop" era has began since 2009's brand new eyes, in which their songs received a "softer" touch, and songs like "Ain't It Fun" (a personal favorite) are an example of that. Therefore, it would make sense that their two most recent songs of 2017 which have been released in the past 3 weeks, are very pop-like and although its lyrics might regard depressive situations, the beat sarcastically remains happy. "Hard Times", the first song released, received a lot of criticism for being too jolly. However, as "Told You So" premiered on May 3rd, the fans had already gotten used to it, and the response was great. The lyrics create a situation where the singer has warned a friend not to do something, yet, the friend disobeyed her and is now going to have to face the consequences. The music video is very artistic, the 3 band members appear inside a car together where they are singing and having fun, and the singer, Hayley Williams, is also shown sitting in the floor of a room alone, covered in bed sheets. The song received 4 stars because although I really enjoy the beat and the vocals, I believe the lyrics are weak and repetitive, but it is a good song to listen to while exercising or at a party.
Song: "Moving On"
Marshmello's new single "Moving On" premiered on May 5th, just five days ago, yet, it has been streamed over a million times in Spotify and the music video received 8 million views on YouTube. The electronic song has an euphoric beat, very intense and non stop, which makes the song joyful but tiring to listen to more than 0nce. It is Marshmello's third single in 2017, for he has already released "Chasing Colors" and "Twinbow". Rumor has it that there is an upcoming album by the middle of the year with all these singles included. The music video for the song perfectly reflects its lyrics and beat, for it is about a graduation party and Marshmello, who is a student in the video, finally "moving on" from high school and going to college. As most dance song videos, there is a huge party by the end when he does the graduation speech and everything seems exciting. The song had received 5 stars initially, since I thought it was a really good electronic jam, the short lyrics "And when I'm gone, it won't be long 'til I'm
I'm coming home, I'm moving on with you" seemed proper for the purposes of the song and it made me really enthusiastic at first. However, as I listened to the song again, I couldn't finish listening because I was tired of it, which is why I decided to remove one of its stars, giving the song a 4 star review.