Review: Mental Discipline – Butterfly (Synth-Pop)

This review covers the synth-pop track Mental Discipline – Butterfly.

This track was released in 2014 and was part of the Butterfly EP.

One great feature of this track was the vocals. While they start off with having a sort of unique sound to them, the chorus ping pongs back and forth between normal and filtered. What this does is create a nice dynamic sound.

The lyrics was probably the strongest part of this track. Often, when a song is about a butterfly, the obvious choices are either using the symbolism for change (reflected in the life cycle) or utilize the symbolism for beauty. This track takes a far less obvious approach and utilizes the insect as a symbol for imprisonment and freedom. This is both in a physical sense and a mental sense. I would expect this sort of symbolism be more reserved for birds. While less obvious, it actually works quite well. The lyrics were very well realized as they can be quite personable even if depressing.

The main melody was pretty good. While nothing amazing, in this case, it doesn’t have to be super amazing as the vocals and lyrics are more than capable of doing the heavy lifting already. The melody and overall sound compliments the vocals nicely though.

Overall, I thought this was a great track. It has nice and dynamic vocals, the lyrics were excellent, and the overall sound works quite well. The track works both on a psychological and emotional level, though it can be a bit depressing depending on how you interpret it. Definitely a recommended track to say the least.


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