Music Recommendation – Single – Sirena, “Chemicals”

sirenaSwedish Indie artist Sirena (The not-metalcore one) released a song called Chemicals a couple of months ago that I had saved for ages to post about. I am now just getting around to it, but hearing it again, I can still say that this is a rather good song.

The vocals and sound seriously resemble those of Sia or ultimate synth-pop bae of mine, CHVRCHES. The bass is gentle in the first verse and Sirena’s voice just seems to drift until it explodes in the chorus. The second verse is low-key similar to the first, and does not use the chorus as an anti-depressant drug like most songs do to spice up the second stanza.

My only complaint about the song is how misplaced the vocals feel in the chorus. Either downsize the bass and what sounds like the beat sneezing. It just feels as though too much is going on throughout the hook and both sounds just mesh together.

Overall, I would rate the song at:

9/10

This is definitely my favorite Sirena song. The electro-pop sound is catchy while remaining low-key and mellow. You can go ahead and check out Chemicals below:

-Austin Heath

Music Recommendation – Single – Sia ft. The Weeknd and Diplo, Elastic Heart

Elastic Heart is a little well known, but deserves some appreciation. A rare team Sia and The Weeknd work together on vocals while Diplo keeps the beat pumping throughout the song. Sia sounds decent, providing the usual sound she brings. The Weeknd really steals the show with his verse in the middle of the song. Featured in the most recent Hunger Games movie, Elastic Heart brings RnB and Electronic music together into one.

Unfortunately, the beat does overpower the vocals a bit. The Weeknd’s part features a bit of a relaxed moment, and he seems to be heard despite the chaos of the song between Sia shouting her parts and Diplo trying to play over it.

I personally enjoy listening to the song, but I can see how plenty of people would not be so interested. I know when I first heard it I was a little skeptical, but I still recommend a listen. Overall, I would give Elastic Heart a 7.75/10. Give it a listen below and see if you like it:

-Austin Heath