Kanjani∞ - 365 Nichi Kazoku (Days Family)
CD + DVD
365 Nichi Kazoku (Days Family) is Kanjani∞'s 18th single & it was released a few days ago on 8th June .
The last of 3 back to back months single releases , 365 Nichi Kazoku is currently being used to promote the drama Umareru , starring Okura Tadayoshi .
Like the group's previous single My Home , 365 Nichi Kazoku is an ode to family . Unlike My Home , 365 Nichi Kazoku takes on a much more sombre serious tone , something that's absent in My Home .
365 Nichi Kazoku is notably much longer than the group's previous single too . Still , this shouldn't stop listeners to enjoy 365 Nichi Kazoku & I really like it when an artiste experiments & showcase different music sides of themself .
Kanjani∞ is known for their crazy over the top songs but something like 365 Nichi Kazoku is great to showcase this serious sombre side of the band .
There're 3 B-sides in total that're found in the single . The 1st one is something called Train in the rain .
Train in the rain is 1 fine B-side . I love it the moment I listened to it & the song plays such a great contrast against the somewhat moody sounding A-side .
It's 1 of those songs that will put anyone in a good mood , with Train in the rain having a rather energetic sounding pop/rock sound attached to it .
The next 2 B-sides are only included in the CD pressing of the single .
9 Gōsha 2 Ban A Seki (9 A Second Car Seat) is sung by Subaru Shibutani & Ryo Nishikido . Both of them cowrote & coarranged the song together while Ryo composed the tune .
After 2 duo B-sides that're found in My Home , in comes 9 Gōsha 2 Ban A Seki & it's another B-side that I really enjoy .
In fact , prior to getting the chance to hear 9 Gōsha 2 Ban A Seki , I was already excited because Subaru & Ryo are unofficially considered to be the 2 main lead vocalists in Kanjani∞ & with Subaru having possibly 1 of the best voices in the group , his vocals pretty much shine a great deal in here .
Both of them compliment each other very well in 9 Gōsha 2 Ban A Seki , which's such a nice inspirational mid tempo tune & I also appericate the personal input that both guys incorporated in 9 Gōsha 2 Ban A Seki too
Eightopop !!!!!!! is the last B-side & in here , everyone in Kanjani∞ sang the song together .
Wow , on 1st listen , I can't help but realised that Eightopop !!!!!!! sounds exactly the same as Shota Yasuda's solo TOPOP , which's found in the disc 2 of the group's 4th Album 8UPPERS (Pacchi Uppers) .
In fact when I compare & listen to both TOPOP & Eightopop !!!!!!! , they sound pretty much sound the same , from the melody & also the way that the songs were delivered as well .
I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing but Eightopop !!!!!!! is such a fun song which's pretty much perfect to conclude things in 365 Nichi Kazoku .
Eightopop !!!!!!! is not as crazy over the top as the group's other songs in their discography but this does nicely .
Kanjani∞'s 3 months back to back single release finally ended with 365 Nichi Kazoku . I must say for the 3 singles that were released from April to this month , each of them are top notch & there's something for everyone to enjoy .
I feel that Kanjani∞ is 1 of the most under-rated if not talented Johnny's in the talent agency & I think it's great that with this 3 months back to back single release project , it allows them to showcase the many different music sides of themselves & it's good to see that they have paid their dues to get to where they're at now .