Movements, an alternative rock band from California, has been on the rise since Fearless Records signed them in 2015. Despite being a younger band, they have greatly succeeded in the music scene.
Typically their songs consist of melancholy lyrics, spoken word vocals, and guitars that fit in nicely with the entire emo genre. However, recently, they have been going in the direction of groovy guitars and a broader range in their vocals beginning with their record “No Good Left To Give.” This past week they have come up with a song that is perhaps the most upbeat song they have released to date, and that song would be “Cherry Thrill.”
Lyrical Overview - 9/10
It is not hard to understand what this song is about. In summary, it is about someone who is infatuated with their (I assume) lover. This is evident from the lyrics:
-” World explodes, I’m with you still, hypnotized in your cherry thrill.”
Now I am not sure what cherry thrill is supposed to be referencing in this situation, but I can only assume it is something good.
As it has been stated before, “Cherry Thrill” is very upbeat in the lyrics department. Of course, there are parts of it that seem a little bit obsessive coming from the speaker, but that somehow adds to the charm of it.
The seamless flowing of the lyrics makes this song impossible to get out of your head. Lyrically, Movements are going in a good direction to get them more traction. Even if someone has not heard of them, it is going to be easy for someone to relate to the lyrics.
Musical Overview - 7/10
As I had mentioned before, the guitars are indeed groovy. In a way, it is giving off the vibe of something Nirvana or Smashing Pumpkins would write. The melody of the lead guitar is easy listening while also a bit too easy to listen to if that makes sense. I only say this because Movements usually has some intricate guitar work within their songs. If you would like to see what I mean, please refer to their album “Feel Something.”
In the same breath, however, it does give off an 80s aura. I can picture it playing in some sort of club in an 80s movie, the two main love interests eyeing each other as they slowly fall in love from across the room.
This band is normally musically depressing in the best way possible, so hearing them go for such a niche tone for their scene is a pleasant surprise.
Overall - 8/10
At the end of the day, not every single fan of this band is going to be keen on this release. Newer listeners are going to vibe with this more. I can say for myself, however, that I am going to be having this on repeat. Take this single to your dorm and feel the fall coming in with the next semester approaching.