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Nao Yoshioka "Liberation"

What grabbed me about Japaese-American singer Nao Yoshioka's latest track was the ever lifting chord progression of the chorus of this song, when she sings "I'm not letting fear control / My life anymore." It's designed specifically to give a feeling of action and forward momentum to the song, while creating a positive vibe when you hear it. It's a brillaint layering trick to help a song evoke a mood that will leave you you soaring after you hear it. That old school drone in the breakdown is pretty great too.