Testing 1,2,3 Reviews

Off the Record 

Gogogo by Penny & Sparrow


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One word:        

1). Again, not a word this time, but this song feels like the faded polaroid you keep in your wallet of the love of your life. 

Two favorite moments:        

1). The harmonies throughout this song send CHILLS down my spine. 

2). This entire feeling that comes over with the lines "We can be a kind of music you get better on 
Therapeutic, wait a minute, we're inside a song"

Three Thoughts:        

1). How genius do you have to be do rhyme lackadaisical with our days are so full? Like...

2). I am personally begging you to go on tour @pennyandsparrow.  

3). Favorite lyric: "Although we recommend/Take off & love having sun on your bare skin." I can feel this line like sunshine.

Off the Record 

Home Video by Lucy Dacus


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One word:       

1). This album feels like a ViewMaster. Not a word this time, but the essence and nostalgia of this childhood toy.

Two favorite moments:       

1). Two words and a symbol: HOT. &. HEAVY. I will never ever get enough of this song. I listen to it and dance around the room to it daily and highly advise you try the same.    

2). The static intro to First Time and the entire track. I can see myself dancing to this song like crazy at her concert already.   

Three Thoughts:       

1). She's about to go on tour so grab your tickets!!    

2). Dacus's voice is hauntingly honest. The conversational sound brought about by her voice is raw and real. 

3). Favorite lyric: "You used to be so sweet now you're a firecracker on a crowded street"

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)