Motionless in White - "Graveyard Shift"
Written by: Lexie
Who HASN'T been waiting on edge for this album? Motionless in White's "Graveyard Shift" is finally here, and it's more than we could've expected!
"Graveyard Shift" starts with an gripping track, "Rats" that adequately set the tone for the rest of the album to come. This first track is dark but playful, addressing how everyone has their secrets and that no one is perfect. Following this first track, the rest of the album is unapologetically brash and honest. "Queen For Queen" depicts a similar theme to the first song, which further develops the rest to come. "Necessary Evil" brings a heavier aspect to this album, by developing a perspective from someone who owns their darkness and flaws in a world of hypocrites who try to mask all of their evils. Following "Necessary Evil," where the perspective is from someone owning their darkness, "Soft" calls out hypocrites by pointing out their shortcomings. "Not My Type: Dead As Fuck 2" and "The Ladder" particularly point out flaws in past love interests, as they express a resentment toward "pulse-less" and "poisonous" women. Hits like "LOUD (Fuck It)" and "570" are empowering, and are truly where the album is unapologetic; these tracks truly encompass the essence of the album in how they encourage standing up for oneself, as well as taking pride in oneself for the struggles and obstacles that have been conquered. "Eternally Yours" wraps up the album with a bit of a shift in emotion, as it notes the flaws within a relationship, but also expresses one's continuous devotion to a significant other. Overall, the album is appealing with its badass sound, expressive vocals, and fluid progression from track to track. As a whole, each song seems to influence the next, while the ending leaves us on a bit of a different note. I would easily rate "Graveyard Shift" an 8 out of 10, so if you haven't heard it for yourself yet, be sure to check it out TODAY and let us know what YOU think!