Singles Round Up: March 13

Story posted March 22, 2023 in

Singles Round Up – The Arts and Entertainment Department takes a look at some of the recently released singles from the past week.

“Eat Your Young” - Hozier

Hosier released “Eat Your Young,” one track on his three-song EP, which represents the sins of gluttony and lust, of the seven deadly sins.

The melody is incredibly vibey, as Hozier uses his falsetto to perfectly execute the ascending and descending notes to make it especially catchy.

The slight synth effect on his voice also adds to the grooviness of the track.

Hozier uses his falsetto for the majority of the song, excluding the verses and some of the pre-chorus. His cool, soothing vocals in the verses contrast perfectly with the powerful high notes he delivers throughout.

The ending instrumental is almost majestic sounding.  It sparkles, transforming listeners into another dimension.  - Rachel Fisher

“5 Leaf Clover” - Luke Combs

With his deep and soulful country twang, Luke Combs’ voice is one that’s hard to miss. With three studio albums, four extended plays and fourteen singles, Combs has certainly made a name for himself in country music.

The most recent addition to his repertoire, his single “5 Leaf Clover,” is three minutes of pure country sound, but honestly, this is not his best song. It sounds very similar to many of his other songs, but it is just not as well done. It lacks dynamic and has a very simple structure with no bridge.

“5 Leaf Clover” opens with some string instruments playing a beautiful melody, but that’s about where the impressiveness stops. What the song lacks in musicality it makes up for in lyricism. The imagery in the lyrics paint a picture of a man perfectly content with his life and leaves the listener with a warm feeling.

This single also hits on the big three of country music: girls, beer and blue-collar work, which is a surprise to no one.

Overall, this is a cute song, but not Combs’ best work. - Ainsley Spitz

Rachel Fisher is a second-year majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact her, email rlf5481@psu.edu

Ainsley Spitz is a second-year majoring in broadcast journalism and criminology. To contact her, email aes6441@psu.edu.