A full radio rip for Berryz Koubou’s and C-ute’s first ever collaboration single, Amazuppai Haru ni Sakurasaku, has been released.
I absolutely fell in love with this song the moment I heard it. It’s completely upbeat and happy. It honestly sounds like a song for an anime. It’s not really the type of song I had in mind when their collab was first announced. To be quite honest, I’m not exactly sure what type of song I had in mind. But it wasn’t this. I am pleasantly surprised by how much I like this song. The song actually reminds me of something Mano Erina would release. Which just shows how much more I’d like ManoEri if she was a better singer. I love this song so much that I’m not even bothered that the entire song repeats the same clapping beat. I am a little disappointed that their aren’t any solo lines. I guess they didn’t want to upset fans if the line distribution wasn’t fair. Because let’s be honest, it would be extremely Berryz heavy since they have 2 more members. I can’t even really tell who’s singing when. I am completely not used to their voices being mixed together. You’d think that with all of the concerts I’ve seen I would be able to. I honestly think giving no one a solo was the easy way out. I’m hoping that the Berryz Koubou and C-ute versions of the PV means we’ll get Berryz Koubou and C-ute versions of the song. If not I’ll be utterly disappoined.
All in all, I think the song is great. It’s a lot better than Mobekimasu’s song.
After a rumor about this a few days ago, it was just announced that Arashi will be releasing a new single. The single is entitled Meikyuu Love Song and as of right now doesn’t have a release date. The song will be used as the theme to Sakurai Sho’s upcoming drama Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de.A small preview of the song has also been released.
Arashi’s singles are always hit or miss for me. Anymore, they all sound the same. This song isn’t super amazing, but it’s not horrible either. It honestly sounds like a mixture of Dear Snow and Lotus. Which is a tad disappointing. I want another upbeat, interesting sounding song again. Give me another single like Crazy Moon, Believe, or Troublemaker, then I’ll be happy. I’m sick of the same recycled slow paced songs. Recently their singles have been lack luster and their album songs have been amazing. Which is the opposite of what I want. Since singles are made into PVs. But we did get super lucky with a PV for Mada Minu Sekai e. Which I will never understand why it wasn’t a single. But I guess I shouldn’t judge this song just yet since it is only a 20 second preview. However, I doubt the verse is going to be better than the chorus.
It was announced recently that NMB48 will be relasing their second single. The single is entitled Oh My God! and will be released on October 19th. With exactly 1 month until the release date we also have a radio rip for the song. Quite honestly, this single seems incredibly rushed to me.
I am a little dissapointed by the song. It’s nowhere near as strong as their debut single. The music and singing are both too simple, soft, and bland. To me it sounds like the B-sides that AKB48 releases. I’m not hearing a sound that is uniquely NMB48. This song is incredibly forgetable. Which is sad, because I absolutely loved Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo. With so many AKB48 sister groups to keep track of it seems like they honestly don’t know what to do with NMB48. Which makes me worried about what HKT48 will sound like.
You can of course purchase this single from CDJapan by clicking the links below.
A PV preview for AKB48’s upcoming 23rd single, Kaze ga Fuiteiru, has just been released. The preview is abut 30 seconds long which is just long enough to get a taste of the PV without actually ruining it.
I don’t even know what to say about this right now. Unimpressed isn’t a strong enough word for how I feel about this PV and song. I am so dissapointed with everything I see and hear. For starters the song is so lackluster. The verse, or what I assume is the verse, is kind of interesting. It has this sort of Spanish sounding music with horns. But even though that part sounds nice it’s still boring. It feels bland and completely toned down. They could have gone much bigger with that music. And the music during the bridge and chorus doesn’t get much better. The music in that section of the song is basically just the same clapping sound repeated over and over. It’s the same kind on constant beat they do in club music, except the music isn’t as exciting or over the top as club music. And the singing doesn’t even complement the song. In the very beginning of this song it doesn’t even sound like AKB48. I can’t even tell which member(s) is singing that part. There’s just this weird tone in the singing, that I’m just completely not feeling it. Throughout the rest of the song the singing is pretty monotone. There seems to be hardly any emotion or energy in the singing. Even without understanding the lyrics I can tell that this song is meant to be more serious. But just because a song has a serious message doesn’t mean it can’t be catchy. Beginner was completely serious but also completely serious. All of Morning Musume’s “emo Musume era” songs were 100 times catchier than this. It honestly feels like they aren’t even trying with this single. It’s like they know they are going to sell at least a million by their name alone, so they aren’t putting as much effort into it. It’s the same thing Arashi has done with some of their singles.
Sadly, the PV is just as bland as the song. In this short PV we see AKB48 dancing on a desolate road, in gloomy bland peasant dresses. The whole PV just has this somber and depressing atmosphere. And I’m sorry absolutely everything about this scream Morning Musume’s “Emo Musume” style. Even the outfits! I know I’m not the only one who sees that AKB48 are styled nearly identical to the way Morning Musume was in the Nanchatte Renai PV. If the dresses weren’t that hideous bland seafoam green color, but black instead, you wouldn’t really be able to tell the difference. AKB48 fans were quick to say how much AKB48 was better than Morning Musume’s sad/emo phase. But now that AKB48 is a releasing song like this, I’m sure the AKB48 fans will eat this up anyway. Now, I’m not saying this because I like Morning Musume more. Even though I do. My personal perfeerance has nothing to do with the statement I just made. I’m saying this because I never understood the, pretty much, fan wars between AKB48 and Morning Musume/H!P. Both idol groups release almost exactly the same music, and have almost exactly the same dances. Which is why I never understood how you could hate one but love the other. It’s just extremely petty. Both groups are the same, it seems like fans are doing it feel elitist. Like my group is the top female idol group, and yours isn’t. I hope AKB48 fans are enjoying their moment on the top. Because it is fleeting. Just ask Morning Musume. Despite what fans want to believe, eventually AKB48 will have their fall from grace. It could honestly be any day know the way their sister groups and sub-groups are oversaturating the market. I honestly wish their fall would happen soon. But not for any selfish reasons. Once AKB48 isn’t the top idol group anymore, I think there will be less drama between fans.
I’m sure I’ll get a lot of backlash from this post. I seem to always get backlash when I dare say anything negative about AKB48. But that’s what I do on this blog, I post my honest opinions. On pretty much every post I make I’m complaining about something. XD
Well, this is getting extremely off subject. Here’s the preview for you to form your own opinion.
A preview for C-ute’s new single Forever Love came out a few days ago. And judging from the name, weeks a go I assumed it would be a ballade or at least a slow paced song like Namida no Iro. But instead it’s a upbeat almost dance song. And it’s not 2 minutes and some odds seconds long. It’s almost 4 minutes. But I’ll have my full review of the song when the PV comes out like always. :3