S/mileage’s debut single, Yume Miru 15sai, is being released on May 26th. And of course we have the preview for it. The concert rip of the song has been out for over a month actually. The preview for this song has been out for such a long time that the PV will be out any day now. But, since it’s not out yet I can still post my initial review of this. And I’ve actually never heard this song before. I usually wait for radio rips because concert rips are such terrible quality. Like C-ute’s Campus Life ~Umarete Kite Yokatta~ concert rip I could barely tell who was singing. So I’m happy S/mileage’s radio rip for this song is out.
But let me start of by saying this song makes me feel old. Were’s the Yume Miru 18sai songs in H!P. I miss W they had songs about being 17 and 18. XD
The song its self is really different from what S/mileage has been doing. It sounds like Dakishimete Dakishimete mixed with Bye Bye Bye. It’s the complete opposite of what I was expecting it to be. But if you listened every S/mileage song sounded completely different. Which could mean H!P isn’t completely sure what to do with S/mileage. I personally prefer S/mileage’s cuter sounding songs like Suki-Chan, which was my favorite indie single by them. I’m not completely into this more mature sounding song from them. It reminds me of how C-ute was always getting more mature songs then Berryz, despite Berryz being older. But H!P artists song styles change from single to single, so I’m really looking forward to future S/mileage releases. As well as concerts and CDs. I’m really excited. :]
And of course I have to complain about line distribution. When Suki-Chan was released I was really happy because I thought all of their releases would be distributed like this. But of course not, their back to the same S/mileage line distribution as aMa no Jaku. Saki and Yuuka lead, and Ayaka and Kanon minor. The line distribution isn’t really drastic like C-ute’s Shock was. I mean you can hear I guess a decent chunk of Kanon and Ayaka, but just not really enough. But most of the time they’re just singing in the background. Like S/mileage is The Supremes with two Diana Rosses. (That looks weird. But I have no idea how to make Ross not look weird in plural form.) S/mileage only has 4 members. If there was any H!P group to be super fair S/mileage is one of them. I mean look how fair Buono is.