KAT-TUN-Birth preview

The first episode of Kame’s drama, Youkai Ningen Bemu, has started airing. So, that means we get to hear a short preview of KAT-TUN’s new single Birth.

When I heard the preview and only Kame got a solo, I thought this was going to be one of those songs where they use a drama as an excuse for the most popular member to sing the entire song. Kind of like they did with Hey! Say! JUMP’s Hitomi no Screen. But I am actually really happy that you do get to hear the other members a lot. Even if it is through group lines. I can’t really complain because the group lines sound absolutely amazing. They are blending together and harmonizing perfectly. And if you listen extremely closely you can hear Koki a lot in the group lines. But I think that’s because right after Kame’s solo line it’s Maru and Koki singing together, then Maru, Koki, and Ueda, then when the chorus hits it’s all the members. Which is great, more Koki screen time in the PV.
When I first heard the song I didn’t like it at all. I was completely disappointed that it’s a giant group song, and that it’s not rock like I was expecting. But after the 5th or 6th listen it really grew on me. While I still wish they song had a rock vibe, I do think it is extremely catchy the way it is. The song is slow paced, but the extra punch from the upbeat music, and the way they put kind of an inflection on the words during the chorus, makes the song interesting. All around I really do like the song. It’s like White with better music.

Here’s the song preview. Enjoy the shamelessly shirtless Kame during the preview for the second episode.

KAT-TUN announces new single

It was announced that KAT-TUN will be releasing their 17th single. The single is entitled Birth and will be released on November 30th. The song will used as the theme song for Kame’s upcoming drama Youkai Ningen Bemu. And poor Ueda who’s drama  drama is being aired the same time doesnt get a KAT-TUN song as his theme. But they can make more money from Kame then they can Ueda. Limited Edition Type B of the single also has a PV and making for a yet to be titled song. Which is exciting, it’s another Love Yourself/The D-Motion situation.

I’m really looking forward to a new KAT-TUN single, mostly because we might get a silver haired Kame in the PV. Since it’s a wig it seems a little unlikely, but I’m still crossing my fingers. Since Kame’s drama seems to have a darker theme, I would love if the single matched that. Something heavy and rockish along the lines of Chang UR World, Lips, or Keep The Faith. I’d even settle for a song like Yorokobi No Uta, which is pretty much upbeat rock music. The only real drawback is that KAT-TUN’s drama theme songs never really have anything to do with the drama itself. Rescue and Love Yourself have really nothing to do with the dramas they are the theme for.

You can buy this single from CDJapan by clicking the links below.

KAT-TUN – Birth [w/ DVD, Limited Edition / Type A]

KAT-TUN – Birth [w/ DVD, Limited Edition / Type B]

KAT-TUN – Birth [Regular Editionn]