The Song: Stressed Out
CONTROLRadioUK Thoughts: So this was a bit of a smash, the first Twenty One Pilots songs I heard and since then they've become one of my favorite bands. The video was what first drew me to the song because yes! If you have a music video that is half interesting, I will stay and listen to your back catalogue/future collection. The lyrics are the centre point of the song though, with a focus on childhood nostalgia I think we can all resonate with and the pressures of adulthood.
The Song: Catch
CONTROLRadioUK Thoughts: Have I ever mentioned that Allie X is one of my favourite female singers & seriously under-rated? Oh, I have? Well a reminders always good! I have yet to listen to a song of Allie X that I don't like. Her up-tempo numbers have great lyrics to accompany a fantastic beat, and her ballads are just as amazing.
The Song: I Can Change
CONTROLRadioUK Thoughts: This wonderful number was picked by my good people at CONTROLRadioUK HQ who like the songs sound, and I can agree with that. The Killers & Brandon Flowers can be hit and miss for me but this is a top track. I also like how colourful this lyric video is, but mostly I am here for the sound which has a nice 80's vibe to it.
The Song: Piece By Piece
CONTROLRadioUK Thoughts: Basically I challenge anyone to watch this performance and not break down in tears. Not that it needs to be said but Kelly Clarkson is a fantastic singer who makes great music.
The Song: Elastic Heart
CONTROLRadioUK Thoughts: I know all publicity is good publicity, but I seriously did not understand the criticism for this video when it was releasd & the negative comments given about it to this day. We've got an excellent dancer here in Maddie combining with a good actor in Shia to bring us a really good music video. The lyrics are once again thought provoking & I love the music on this so much I tracked down an instrumental of this song, and I honestly can't say which is better. It's been explained that the video has them portraying two different states of a person, and music like any other form of art is all about expression.