The song tells the tale of suburban hero, a working class teen without faith or direction. In telling his story, important issues are encountered with a focus on the working class teen. The shallow and hypocritical nature of mainstream media is also touched upon. The music flows between the five parts like a rock opera, and it works with the lyrics to give us a deeper sense of the challenges “Jesus” faces. The song also features a 14-minute music video including dialogue and a shortened version fitting only the song itself, which can give more indication of the song’s intended meaning. In part one, Jesus of Suburbia, we get a background of Jesus’ character, including the fact that he does cocaine, marijuana, alcohol, and cigarettes; and he doesn’t believe there is anything wrong with that. We see he lives with his divorced mother who is often gone. The music to this first act is standard pop punk, consisting of fast power chords, loud lyrics, and stop time. Lead singer Billie Joe delivers lyrics in his traditional full-of-angst fashion, and this reflects the attitude of Jesus. Additionally, the music video shows Jesus breaking up with a girlfriend and proceeding to have sex with multiple intoxicated girls and do hard drugs in a run-down area. In this section we see into the life of someone we might not want to even think about as well-off students at a good university. Though we don’t necessarily connect with Jesus yet, it is easy to pity his situation. After a few chords and two drum fills, we move on to the second
Thousands of bands in the world today are playing different genres ranging from hip-hop to country, from rap to contemporary. All of these groups have a passion for what they do and for their certain purpose. What are all these bands purposes? The main reasons people play the music they do are different for many. Some play because they love music, some for the crowds, but some play for an even greater purpose. Two of these artists are Shai Linne and Toby Mac. Though the different styles, content, and audiences, both of these artists sing for the same reason that is to honor and glorify the one true King.
This album describes some of the things young people have to deal with such as divorce and depression. “Broken Home” is from a child’s point of view when their parents are always fighting. “Castaway” is about feeling lonely and all alone. “One song on the album “Hey Everybody” sounds so much like “Hungry Like the Wolf” that Duran Duran got a writing
The Album begins with the song “Speak to Me”. The song “Speak to Me” starts with a heartbeat, which resents a baby in the womb and as the baby gets closer to birth the heart beats faster. The song ends with a woman screaming (Clare Torry) which is the birth of the baby, it also noted that other parts of the album are heard along with lines about insanity. The band was trying to convey that even before birth the pressures of life can’t be avoided and as the mother is going through so we will we. This song along with Breath help setup the theme of the album.
The first song that I chose was "Heaven on Their Minds". Not only is it the opening song but it also sets the tone for the entire show. Right off that bat we find out that Judas and Jesus use to be very close but that Judas no longer agrees with Jesus or likes what it is he is doing. This can very easily be related to anyone who has ever had disagreements with a friend or family member and, because of their differences, were no longer able to have a healthy relationship with each other. This is something I can really relate to because I lost a best friend due to our differences in political and religious views. As someone in the LGBT community and a very liberal political upbringing its very hard for me to find common ground with someone who
Green Day is known being fairly blunt with their songs. They do not care about who they offend, but more so that they are able to get their point across. Throughout “Jesus of Suburbia,” the band focuses on the harsh realities of life. They show how broken and defeated a person can be on the inside without even knowing or showing it. A big portion of this is because social media and the news tends to show more bad material then good, which allows the everyday person to become desensitized to how horrible the things are that they are seeing.
"Heroes" is about how you can do anything, including being a hero, when you're with the one you love. This is one of my favorite songs because of the meaning of the song. This is a medium tempo song with a happy/sad genre. My next favorite song is "Sorrow". "Sorrow" is about how a girl treated him very badly but he still likes her. This song has a slow tempo and is a sad genre. I like this song because of the instruments and the lyrics used. My third favorite song in Chameleon is "D.J". I like "D.J" because of the lyrics. This song is about a D.J who has lost his job and isn't doing well in life but he feels as though he still has a priority to his "believers". My favorite part of the song is when he says "I've got believers, believing me,". This song has a fast tempo and a happy/sad genre. I say this because he's happy to see people dancing but isn't satisfied with his
Lyrical work on Clear is similar to the musicianship on each track: different yet coherent. Although only four of the tracks have vocals, and the lyrics are all written by different people, each member of Periphery is so talented that none of the songs portray a drop in lyrical quality. My favorite song lyrically would have to be “Feed the Ground”, as the lyrics are so unique yet interesting. “Shots fired and I’ve got a fucking reason, To suffocate when the breath leads to treason, cut the ties, collect what’s mine, burn everything to the fucking ground.” However, the lyrics on “Pale Aura”, “The Parade of Ashes”, and “The Summer Jam” are awesome as well, each fitting the mood and atmosphere of the tracks.
For example, the album “Views” is much longer than his other albums, on this album he has 20 tracks, which is approximately 82 minutes. Also, it is a very diverse album, each track has a different message that he is trying to convey. For example, in the track “Keep The Family Close” it basically talks about how friends’ that he did have aren't his friends anymore, which is why he feels he needs his family because he can’t depend on his friends anymore. Another example from this album is the track “Redemption.” This track is about how Drake is searching for the right words to say to an ex. These songs are only a few of the tracks on that album that displays his countless emotions. This album is really about how his emotions are playing a big role in his life and the decisions he is making, which I feel most of the people can absolutely relate to. For instance, in his song “Weston Road Flows” he shows how his emotion made him make a decision. He states “Just have some patience with me, You wouldn't tell me you loved me, started seein' Monique”, which shows that because the girl at the time didn't love him he moved on. Ultimately, this album is about how Drakes emotions and choices affect his life either for the better or for the
Basmala is the debut album by the American Ambient soul producer Basmala, released in 2016 on Preservation Electronic Recordings. The album maintains a hip-hop bass and ambient / minimal surround sound, which is the unique signature of Basmala. The album contains songs worked and released from 2012 to 2015 under Eastern Department, an earlier production venture featuring Hasan Atiq: "Accurate”, “Just Us”, “The Griot” and “Off the dribble." “The Mount,” “Day One” and “Method” provides a sneak preview into the core sound, visionary soul of Basmala, bridging the gap between experimental, electronic, hip-hop, instrumentals that “Chopa Sidi and “Warp Speed” provide.
Panic! At the Disco’s latest album Death Of A Bachelor is a wonderful album but the album is not a memorable album. The album itself can be about two things the first being a man who used to party extremely hard tried to be forgiven by God but sadly ended up dying and then hopes he will be remembered after his death. The other thing this album could be about is how a guy who used to party hard was forgiven by God then married a woman who turned out to be abusive and then he talks about after fighting what it was like before they fought and how he hopes he is remembered by his ex. The album starts out with fast upbeat songs and by the end of the album in the song “Impossible Year” the beat is slow as well as the singing and it is a very saddening song. This is compared to the first song in the
The song I will be analyzing is “Innermission” performed by Logic ft. Lucy Rose and produced by 6ix and Logic. This song a slow-beat melody to it and it’s a song to remind the listeners to be thankful for what you have. This song is about how he want to find himself and he is comparing it to a interstellar mission, dub the title “innermission”. The producers smoothly convey figurative language devices throughout the song to help emerce the listener and also help spread his message of peace, love, and positivity. Some people may argue of what the most inportant theme is but I think the best theme is to be grateful for what you have, even if it's just memories.
In the song he finds the girl he loves, Eileen and tries to take her. “Tho’ I keep searching for an answer, I never seem to find what i’m looking for, oh lord I pray you give me the strength to carry on” (Here I Go). In the piece by White Snake, he sings about how he’s been searching for that special one, but he can’t find her and he gives up and wants her to come to him. “The love shack is a little old place where we can get together” (Love Shack). In the song by the B-52’s, they sing about getting together at a place where they can find love at, after waiting for so
Otherside is a very meaningful rap, which I feel reflects my generation, by Macklemore. Macklemore wrote this song in 2009, from his parents basement, where he was forced to move after falling victim to drug addiction. Otherside is a deep, chilling song, which describes what it’s like to be a drug addict, and how the media encourages things like drugs, sex, and violence. This song shines a lot of light on the growing trend of lean, which is a mixture of promethazine with codeine cough syrup, Sprite, and Jolly Ranchers. The intro and outro of the song are from a news clip of an interview between a reporter, and another famous rapper Bun B, speaking about the death of his friend, who overdosed on codeine cough syrup, rapper Pimp C. In this song Macklemore talks about his struggles with drugs, and how he’s seen many lives ruined, and taken by drug addiction. Macklemore wrote this song to educate people about the dangers of drugs and expose the falsity of how various rappers claim to live. Macklemore wants people to know that the glamorous, rich, sex and drug filled lives many Hollywood personalities claim to live is all smoke and mirrors and they portray themselves this way just because, sadly, that’s what sells.
Many songs on this album talk about the end to a party and moving on to a new chapter of life. It’s also very personal because you see his real home photographed on the album art, and we see him mostly naked. In many interviews he mentions how this album is the start of a new band, and I think you can see this album art as the end to a party and the start of something new. The album art only featuring him is also representing how he is the only original member left. It is the start of a new sound for Panic! At The Disco, as well as the end to the other three original