The Song of the Week this week is “DEVIL” by Shinedown based on a reader suggestion.
Now, I don’t know much about this band or this song especially, but I can tell you that after listening to the first thirty seconds I’m instantly hooked. I listened to it on repeat ten times through because it was so catchy.
This feels like a song you would listen to before going into battle, like you were going to go fight the devil himself and the only way it ends is with you winning.
This songs is off of the album ‘ATTENTION ATTENTION’ which is a goldmine for other great songs like this one, including “PYRO”, “MONSTERS”, “DARKSIDE”, “CREATURES”, “EVOLVE”, “special”, and “THE HUMAN RADIO”. Honestly, I loved the entire second half of the album upon the initial listen.
I’m definitely going to check out more of their stuff, and if you haven’t, I highly recommend it.
Todays song of the week is “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” by Green Day.
This suggestion was sent in by a reader and I completely agree that it should have the spot this week.
About the song:
The song makes you feel bad for the author, which sets the mood of the song: being alone.
It is in the key of F minor which furthers the original theme of being alone because this key sounds sad as it is a minor key. The heavy reverb furthers this effect.
One of my favorite lyrics in Boulevard of Broken Dreams is, “My shadow’s the only one that walks beside me” because this lyric helps you visualize and feel how the author is feeling.
One of my favorite parts of this song is the end. Near the end of the song everything gets progressively heavier and then it stops abruptly so there is only an acoustic guitar playing before everything comes back in. At the very end, the lead guitar changes to a single riff that truly finishes the song and leaves you satisfied after you’re done listening.
Overall, I think this is a great song that you should definitely listen to!
Every Friday I will publish an article recalling the song of the week. The song could be a song I pick or it could be a viewer suggestion. If you have any songs you would like to suggest please leave them in the comments down below!