Album Reviews

blackbear – everything means nothing (Album Review)

The highly anticipated “everything means nothing” has finally dropped.


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TOP 5

 

5. queen of broken hearts

“queen of broken hearts” is a multi-faceted/colorful pop banger that will remind you that some people can be dark, petty, and hard to work with when they get into a relationship with you.

I just love how “queen of broken hearts” boasts pool party vibes, but also features a vocal performance that is heart-wrenching and lyrics that are juicy. I also love how the song has this islandy feel to it.

 

 

4. i felt that

You will definitely feel “i felt that” (Sorry, I had to).

I think people of all colors, ages, and tax brackets will like “i felt that.” Though the song features some pretty depressing lyrics (blackbear calls out his ex for her evil ways in the song), it does feature epic bass drops and a lot of energy. On the real, I feel like the song will sound fantastic if you have a drink and some onions in your hand.

 

 

3. i feel bad

blackbear is a professional at making emo-dance songs.

“i feel bad” is explosive. The song doesn’t only have an unbelievable tempo, but it also features a fearless vocal performance and lyrics that will make a heartbreaker feel empowered.

blackbear is the kind of guy that would trade his woman for a really good Philly Cheese Steak.

 

 

2. me and ur ghost

me & ur ghost is the happiest sounding breakup song that I’ve ever heard in my life.

me and your ghost is a very bi-polar song. On it, you get an instrumental that is on some summertime s**t, a few rugged raps, somewhat lively vocals, and very depressing lyrics:

I’m not alone, it’s just me and your ghost
And this cripplin’ depression
I thought I learned my lesson
But I threw out my phone
And I burned all your clothes
And now I’m not alone
It’s just me and your ghost

I danced and cried at the same time while listening to “me and ur ghost.” Damn you, blackbear!

 

 

1. hot girl bummer

People really started putting respect on blackbear’s name after “hot girl bummer” blew up.

“hot girl bummer” is an outstanding breakup anthem. With a good chunk of the song featuring the phrase ‘f**k you,’ it’s clear that blackbear wants the world to know that he can care less about what his ex thinks, what his ex’s friends think, what his ex’s hairstylist thinks, and what his ex’s gynecologist thinks about him. What I love about the song is that it is vibrant, catchy, and very petty.


SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN

1. hot girl bummer (5/5)

2. me & ur ghost (5/5)

3. queen of broken hearts (4/5)

4. i feel bad (5/5)

5. i feel 2 much (4/5)

6. i felt that (4/5)

7. sobbing in cabo (3/5)

8. clown (4/5)

9. half alive (4/5)

10. if i were you (4/5)

11. why are girls (4/5)

12. smile again (4/5)


OVERALL RATING

(B)

 

I probably love blackbear a little more than you do. Yes, he makes pop music, but the type of pop music that he makes is so f**king raw!

While you may listen to Katy Perry when you want to listen to some lovey-dovey s**t, I listen to blackbear when I want to hear some f**k my ex s**t. On everything means nothing, blackbear blesses us with every kind of heartbreak song known to man: I’m talking sappy heartbreak songs, Electric heartbreak songs, hip-hop heartbreak songs, and traditional pop heartbreak songs. On each and every song, he gifts us with lyrics that aren’t on some cliché ‘I’m over him or her’ s**t; instead, he dishes out lyrics that are petty, trifling, vindictive, and resentful.

blackbear is a fantastic singer, but I think he is an even better writer. His ability to craft intricate melodies is astute. He also knows how to play with the emotions of listeners by toying with certain trigger words. I swear blackbear is a fly in all of our walls.

everything is nothing is a borderline great album that I think will never get old.

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