KinKi Kids - Time
CD + DVD
Time is KinKi Kids's 31st single & it was released 2 days ago on 15th June & this's the duo's 1st release to get released in a CD + DVD edition .
KinKi Kids's latest single offering was selected to be used as the image song for the game Dynasty Warriors 7 & it has been described as an epic mid-tempo number featuring a blend of electronic & strings-produced sounds .
I was stoked when I saw the writing/composing credits for Time because U-Key zone is in charge of things & he's the same person who has produced works for Kuroki Meisa .
Naturally or not , Time is extremely different from KinKi Kids's past works , which gives raise to this unique & refreshing track .
Time is obviously very different as compared to their last single Family ~Hitotsu ni Narukoto~ (~The Thing That Becomes One~) but I have to say it's a bold risky music move that paid off very well .
The B-side tracks are all only found in the CD only pressing of the single .
Both Haiiro no Hana (Grey Flower) & Kimi to Boku no Uta (You And Me Song) are ballads which play a good contrast against the experimental Time .
Haiiro no Hana is slightly more depressing sounding but something about Kimi to Boku no Uta gives off nothing but positive affirmation & Kimi to Boku no Uta can be seen/heard like the distinct cousin of Family ~Hitotsu ni Narukoto~ .
After being in the business for close to 14 years , KinKi Kids prove why they still have a long staying power in the Johnny's talent agency & I am satisfied with what they have brought to the music table in the form of Time .
I haven't heard many of their songs that have this experimental music route but hopefully their future releases will be more of such things as I appericate it whenever an artiste take risks & experiment with their music , be it whether the final result is good or bad .