“Find You” – Nick Jonas
Nick Jonas’ newest single “Find You” begins with a slow picking progression on an acoustic guitar. Over the loose plucking, Jonas sings the introduction chorus, along with the titular lyrics “I never really know / Just where to find you.” The beat picks up with backing instruments, vocals, and more electronic distortion. “Find You” explores Jonas’ attempts to reconnect with this “you” as he looks all around. He can’t escape the face of this person, even when he closes his eyes. This person is always nearby Jonas, but he is unable to either separate or join them for good. Throughout the acoustic portion of the song, “Find You” is reminiscent of slower, vocal-focused songs like one might find on an album like 19 by Adele. The single is quite enjoyable, but outside of the occasional acoustic crooning, doesn’t feel innovative in comparison to many other soft-pop songs.
“Homemade Dynamite” – Lorde ft. Khalid, Post Malone, and SZA
Lorde opens this single with a few lyrics sung in a breathy whisper over a slow and deep beat. A quick drum roll repetition leads “Homemade Dynamite” into its chorus “Blowin’ shit up with / Homemade d-d-d-d-dynamite.” Khalid, SZA, and Post Malone each get their own verse, until all four are singing the chorus together. “Homemade Dynamite” is a catchy and well-done turn-out from each of the artists.
“The Last of the Real Ones” – Fall Out Boy
“The Last of the Real Ones” wastes no time in finding its groove. A quick and light piano jumps the song into gear. Vocals fly through, as the singer describes his love and admiration for the apple of his eye. He is in search of this person, stopping at nothing, apparently tearing himself apart to reach them. Lofty backing vocals and quick peals on electric guitars serve to accentuate this upbeat rock song.
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