Testing 1,2,3 Reviews

A Testing Best New Find 

THE CAUSE BY TOMMY LEFROY 


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One word:      

catharsis - the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions.  

Two favorite moments:      

1). The harmonies introduced in the second verse are incredibly stunning.    

2). The sound of the pool ball in the bridge/breakdown is perfect for a song written "about dating men who've mansplained subjects we literally have degrees in." It sounds like some sort of lounge or bar where all this might be going down, providing nice placement for the song.   

Three Thoughts:      

1). IF YOU LIKE PHOEBE BRIDGERS YOU WILL BE OBSESSED   

2). We are not exaggerating when we say we've listened to this song at least 15 times since discovering it yesterday. One of the best new songs we've heard in a while.

3). Favorite lyric: "And the things that people glorify are fucked up: free love, free drugs, Charlie and the Hollywood Five"

A Testing Best New Find 

PUSH AND PULL BY GEORGIA WEBSTER


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One word:     

anagapesis - loss of feelings for someone who was formerly loved ; falling out of love. 

Two favorite moments:     

1). The hook is golden in this track!   

2). The breakdown of the chorus after the bridge adds a nice dynamic to the song.  

Three Thoughts:     

1). We love the honesty of Georgia Webster's lyrics. They are extremely relatable.  

2). We first started listening to Webster after hearing her clips on Tik Tok. She just signed to Sony Music Nashville - congrats Georgia!

3). Favorite lyric: "I don't want to lose feelings for you / but when you try so hard, it's hard not to"

 

A Testing Best New Find 

"Pink Noise" by Devan   


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One word:    

aspectabund - letting or being able to let expressive emotion show easily through one's face and eyes 

Two favorite moments:    

1). Almost feat Cory Harper (Track 1) 

2). Conclusions (Track 6)

Three Thoughts:    

1). This is Devan's first solo project and it is an honest and spectacular debut. 

2). If you're looking to reflect/cry listen to "Coclusions" (those runs are breathtaking) and if you're looking for a dreamy banger listen to "make up your mind"

3). A few favorite lyrics from the EP

"why is happy ever after always at the end" (make up your mind)

"I wonder if you should be spending your time with some upbeat girl who works a 9 to 5" (conclusions)

"there's some things I can not help / I'll be there with one foot out" (almost)

"ticking all the boxes like a time bomb / and I'm still checking numbers on my last song" (we're all gonna die anyways)

 

 

A Testing Best New Find 

"Box Fan" by Rupe  


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One word:   

abditory - a hiding palce

Two favorite moments:   

1). I love the riff of the intro and when the drums kick in. 

2). The hook of the song is really catchy!

Three Thoughts:   

1). Be sure to check out Rupe, he writes and produces all of his songs at home! 

2). Favorite lyric of the song:   

"will my true colors ever show?"   

3). This song is perfect for a late night drive, especially when the outro hits -  roll the windows down and vibe.

A Testing Best New Find 

"Crying in Miami" by Starletta 


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One word:  

finifugal - hating endings; of someone who tries to avoid or prolong the final moments of a story, relationship or other journey. 

Two favorite moments:  

1).The guitar solo at 2:56. 

2).The melody of the chorus is absolutely infectious and perfect for dancing. 

Three Thoughts:  

1). I first heard this song as a clip on Tik Tok and am so glad the original is out!  

2). Favorite lyric of the song:  

"baby, these neon dreams have got me crazy"  

 3). I love all the visual elements of sunsets etc in the lyrics bringing Miami to life and making the song really cohesive.