Fresh from finally getting my new headset and in turn having sound, I bring you my review of Morning Musume’s 42nd single, Onna ga Medatte Naze Ikenai. It will be released on February 10th. It marks their first single of the new year as well as their first single without Koharu. And I still can’t believe she’s really gone. :/
What immediately jumps out about this single is the music. Which is obviously the first thing any first time listener would automatically notice. The music is good, I’m not overly in love with in but it’s not absolutely terrible. It kind of has an old school feel to it. And it sounds almost like they blended Ryuusei Boy and Kimagure Princess and ended up with this. Which basically means it has Kimagure Princess’s energetic feel, but it is also mostly dominated by Ryuusei’s disco-esque feel and more toned down vocals. The sporadic Spanish sounded guitars also remind me of Iroppoi Jirettai in an odd way.
The line distribution is as disappointing as ever. Even though they are a member short they’re following their current line distribution were only senior members get lines. Which would explain why Sayumi keeps getting solo lines when she doesn’t entirely deserve them.
At some parts of the songs if you listen closely enough it almost sounded like the other members are singing. But I might just be hearing Ai and Reina shoving past the other members.
But seriously there are those times where you can hear a chunk of Aika here a piece of JunJun there. But that’s no where near enough. I honestly can’t hear LinLin in this song at all! If someone was to tell me she didn’t participate in the single, I’d probably believe them. And it’s really sad. Tsunku needs to realize Ai isn’t going to be there forever and throw the other girls a bone.