On April 24, The Used released their eighth album, Heartwork. This is a fairly long album, with 16 songs total. The first track, âParadise Lost, a poem by John Milton,â sets the tone for the album, with both the theme of the lyrics and the sound. The music video for it can be seen here. âBlow Meâ features FEVER 333âs Jason Aaron Butler and is a fast and catchy song that was released this past December. âBIG, WANNA BEâ is a song that I can envision being played live in stadiums. Up next is âBloody Nose,â a song that captures all of your attention and forces you to listen to the lyrics. âWow, I Hate This Songâ has a lighter sound with heavier backing vocals. âMy Cocoonâ is a shorter, intermission song that is played at the start of the âParadise Lost, a poem by John Miltonâ music video.
âCathedral Bellâ is a bouncy song filled with lots of electronic elements. One of my favorites on the album is â1984 (infinite jest).â It has a dramatic, orchestral sound mixed with a heavier chorus. âGravityâs Rainbowâ also perfectly incorporates strings into its heavier sound. âClean Cut Healsâ is another of my favorites on Heartwork, and it has a pop and electronic influence chorus. The title track of this record is a short song thatâs spoken word. âThe Lighthouseâ is featuring blink-182âs Mark Hoppus and has a chorus that is good for jumping around to. âObvious BlasÃ©â has a catchy guitar riff at the beginning and features Travis Barker from blink-182 on drums. Featuring Beartoothâs Caleb Shomo, âThe Lotteryâ is heavier and has powerful lyrics that inspire you to take a stand for something. You can feel the beat of âDarkness Bleeds, FOTFâ draw you in from the start. The Used close out Heartwork with âTo Feel Something,â a slower track that fades out with some static. As soon as Heartwork ended, I immediately wanted to listen to it again to absorb more of it. The Used put a more modern take on the album but their older sound definitely shines through in some places.
- Paradise Lost, a poem by John Milton
- Blow Me (feat. Jason Aaron Butler)
- BIG, WANNA BE
- Bloody Nose
- Wow, I Hate This Song
- My Cocoon
- Cathedral Bell
- 1984 (infinite jest)
- Gravityâs Rainbow
- Clean Cut Heals
- The Lighthouse (feat. Mark Hoppus)
- Obvious BlasÃ© (feat. Travis Barker)
- The Lottery (feat. Caleb Shomo)
- Darkness Bleeds, FOTF
- To Feel Something
Post by Anna Rhodes
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