Girl Cat by Runner’s High
Concept: In this song the lyrics contradict the instrumentals. The lyrics are frustrated and sad which provide an overlying theme for the song. However, the instrumentals are upbeat and high-energy. This juxtaposition between the two driving forces in this song result in an underlying concept. The lyrics can be interpreted as your rational thoughts towards the situation you’re in with your past lover. These thoughts suggest you keep your distance from this person and try your best to continue without them. The instrumentals represent the high you feel when you finally give into your ex’s attempts to seduce you.
Melody: Kameron sings the vocal melody for the first half of the song. When he cuts out Jackson is handed the melody which he expands on and solos over.
Rhythm: Driving drums throughout the song.
Harmony: Liam provides harmonies during the verses to add more depth and complexity.
Lyrics: The lyrics describe a scenario where your significant other has left you. You want her back, but you know it’s better if you just move on. He/She/They creep back into your life and stir up those feelings that you had felt to mess with your head.
Density: The rhythm and lead guitar use distortion to fill up space in the song. The synth doubles up the chords to add even more to the song.
Instrumentation: Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass, Synth, and Drums.
Song Structure: Intro, Verse 1, Verse 2, Bridge
Performance: Sad, Subdued Vocals with High-energy instrumentals
Mix: The lead guitar is the most prominent in the mix. The vocals are also accented and are the focus during the sections containing vocals.
Quality of the Equipment: Quality recording equipment with intermediate instruments.