Petal / Magic Gone
Album: Magic Gone   Collection:General
Artist:Petal   Added:Sep 2018
Label:Run For Cover  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-09-30 Pull Date: 2018-12-02
Week Ending: Dec 2 Nov 11 Oct 28 Oct 21 Oct 14 Oct 7
Airplays: 1 2 2 1 2 5

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 26, 2018: regular school
Better Than You, Better Than You
4. Oct 25, 2018: Remix | Reading and Writing DJ Culture
Better Than You
2. Nov 09, 2018: Totally A
Better Than You
5. Oct 22, 2018: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
Better Than You
3. Nov 05, 2018: truth to force
Better Than You
6. Oct 19, 2018: KZSU Time Traveler
Magic Gone

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2018-09-26

The band Petal is singer-songwriter Kiley Lotz; no other musicians are credited. A fine set of songs with hummable, earworm melodies is anchored by Lotz’s strong soprano voice. Rock-band accompaniment is variously led by guitar or piano. Styles range from strummed folk to hard-edged rock to bouncy pop. The lyrics (on included booklet) tell of a difficult path through mental health issues: feelings of anger, resentment & heartache come through in all the songs. Tough going, but a record well worth listening to and playing.

FCC is tracks 4 and 9

1 ** Fast, hard driving rock song. Upbeat girl-group spirit (think Bangles). Loud guitar, drums. Exposes the emotional gap between performer & audience. Very good song. (2:49)
2 ** Mid-tempo. Beautiful singing set to power chords & pounding drums. Deeply emotional & cynical: life is coming apart. The titles of the album’s two “sides” are here in these lyrics: a dualism of desperation & hope. (3:49)
3 * Slow. Folk-rock ballad. Strummed electric-acoustic & a tragically vulnerable voice. A bad relationship with astronomy metaphors. (4:52)
4 ** (FCC: f’ing) Slow folk ballad. Strummed acoustic & devastated, heartbroken voice. The very moment of a breakup & breakdown. (3:16)
5 Slow sad ballad. Strummed guitar. The breakup has happened, heartache endures. (4:27)
6 Very slow & minimal, but picks up & builds a little as it goes on. It’s gone, over. (4:21)
7 Slow. A ballad of lost love. The past relationship is revealed to be a lesbian one. A sort of gentle, jazzy accompaniment of hollow-body guitar, piano & drums. (4:17)
8 * Very slow. Acoustic guitar & vox. Cathartic lashing out. I wish we’d never met. (2:34)
9 * (FCC: f’ing) Heartbroken song on piano. RIYL Joni Mitchell’s “River.” (3:46)
10 Slow w just piano. Then mid-tempo w guitar & drums. Looking back finally with a few fond memories & kind words. (3:55)

Track Listing
1. Better Than You   6. Magic Gone
2. Tightrope   7. Shine
3. I'm Sorry   8. Carve
4. Comfort   9. Something From Me
5. Shy   10. Stardust