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June 21, 2015 by Dusk411
T-Wayne

Nasty Freestyle

Album: N/A

Year: 2015

              T-Wayne announces his arrival in the dawdling  “Nasty Freestyle.”

         Over a sample of Bandit Gang Marco’s “Nasty,” he introduces himself. It sets a grinding tone. (“Yah, say Roro, you know what it is, right?/Who Is Rickey Wayne?: The Mixtape/Ya feel me? Yah, ahem.”) ...
June 20, 2015 by Dusk411
Years & Years

King

Album: Communion

Year: 2015

              Olly Alexander isn’t ready to give up cocaine just yet in the thrown  “King.”

                   Rattled synths open the single, setting a denying tone.   In the club, he sees someone pass a white package to another person. He&rsquo...
June 19, 2015 by Dusk411
Zedd & John Bellion

Beautiful Now

Album: True Colors

Year: 2015

                  

                      John Bellion experiences a perfect moment in the warm  “Beautiful Now.”

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June 18, 2015 by Dusk411
Europe

Rock The Night

Album: The Final Countdown

Year: 1985

                  Joey Tempest blows off steam in the lecturing  “Rock The Night.”

               A potent guitar opens the single, setting a proactive tone. This year has been rough. He lost a good friend. He had a falling out with his parents. In the ...
June 17, 2015 by Dusk411
John Waite

Missing You

Album: No Brakes

Year: 1984

                    John Waite wonders about his ex-girlfriend in the cherishing                “Missing You.”

                       &nb...
June 16, 2015 by Dusk411
Simply Red

Holding Back The Years

Album: Picture Book

Year: 1985

            Mick Hucknall realizes there is so much he could’ve done if he hadn’t been for his fear in the regretful  “Holding Back The Years.”

                    Remorseful synths open the single, setting a desolate tone. Next month, he&rs...
June 15, 2015 by Dusk411
Journey

Open Arms

Album: Escape

Year: 1982

                 Steve Perry hopes the problems and issue make his relationship grow stronger with his girlfriend in the loving “Open Arms.”

                A gushing piano opens the single, setting a doting tone.  She reaches to touch his palm, tracing her fingers back...
June 14, 2015 by Dusk411
Poison

Nothin’ But A Good Time

Album: Open Up and Say…Aah!

Year: 1988

                        Bret Michaels takes the last of his paycheck to the bar in the charming         “Nothin’ But A Good Time.”

                &n...
June 13, 2015 by Dusk411
Blondie

Atomic

Album: Eat The Beat

Year: 1980

             Debbie Harry’s sexual desires consume her in the fierce “Atomic.”

               A charged guitar opens the single, setting an electric tone. The neon flashes illuminate his features. The garish light couldn’t tarnish his beauty. She approaches him and takes his hand, lea...
June 12, 2015 by Dusk411
Kings of Leon

Use Somebody

Album: Only By The Night

Year: 2008

 

                 Caleb Followill needs a strong connection to someone special in his life in the  vulnerable   “Use Somebody.”

                          A joyous guitar opens the s...
June 11, 2015 by Dusk411
Rachel Platten

Fight Song

Album: Fight Song EP

Year: 2015

               Rachel Platten tries to overcome her depression in the weak  “Fight Song.”

 

                    A holistic piano opens the single, setting a steady tone.  One person. It’s all that it will take to her to talk. ...
June 10, 2015 by Dusk411
Maroon 5

This Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like A ************

Album: V

Year: 2015

               Adam Levine has fallen for an unattainable woman in the gratitious  “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like A ***********.”)

             Crude synths open the single, setting a trashy tone. The chorus opens the single. Every day is going to be t...
June 9, 2015 by Dusk411
Omi

Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)

Album: N/A

Year: 2014

              Omi has found a supportive girlfriend in the smiley  “Cheerleader.”

             A lingering saxophone opens the single, setting an initmate tone.  He doesn’t think he can get through the day. He picks up his phone and sees a picture of him and his girlfriend ...
June 8, 2015 by Dusk411
Adam Lambert

Ghost Town

Album: The Original High

Year: 2015

          Adam Lambert has been abandoned by love in the craving “Ghost Town.”

              A mediative piano opens the single, setting a withdrawn tone. He can’t stop thinking of his dream. Instead of the light, he was wondering an empty city. He tried looking around for God and or a legendary ...
June 7, 2015 by Dusk411
Wiz Khalifa &  Charlie Puth

See You Again

Album: Furious 7 sdtk

Year: 2015

 

            Wiz Khalifa remembers his best friend in the cautious  “See You Again.”

 

                 A funereal piano opens the single, setting a tearful tone. The chorus starts the song. Charlie Puth  says losing his friend...