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Demonstrating the raw power of music, Logan Byrnes has released his new single titled “Glitch”, mixing a deep and meaningful message with catchy techno-pop beats. The song itself works, in a not so subtle way, as a running commentary on today’s society.
Within the lyrics, examples of world problems exist. Some are more deep than others and require more thought to deduce, while others are far more public but are nonetheless awful. The first verse in fact starts with the lines “Hold us on the ground/In Delusion/In the hope we’ll never make a sound” accompanied by various shots, in his official lyric video, by various shots detailing police brutality.
“We’re trying to stand tall with a broken anatomy” ; one of the lines from the chorus, is a prime example of one of the deeper examples in this song. Near as I can tell (granted, this could just be my take on it) this line not only relates back to how violent the world has become, but also doubles, metaphorically, for how the human race has broken up our species through race, gender, sexuality, politics and religion among other things. In this way, our body is broken.
The second verse shifts its focus from external problems to internal issues. “Breaking down the walls/Built with vanity/Strip the sound of your self-applause” These lines describe the issues of boastful pride, which is commonly considered the worst of the deadly sins. The problem herein is that people have become absorbed in their own lives and confined themselves in the self-imprisonment of their comfort zones.
After the second verse, we return to the pre-chorus and chorus before enjoying a brief instrumental interlude, returning again to the chorus, which is sung twice before the song’s end. Overall, the genre and sound of the sound make for an extremely exciting musical experience, with the beat providing the necessary pace to tell a story such as the one it does, mixed with a synthesized melody that makes this an instant hit.
You can find “Glitch” and Logan’s other songs, both original and covers, on his YouTube channel, Logan’s Laundry.
AIDEN CAMBRELL IS A FREELANCE WRITER FOR POPCORN MAGAZINE