flumpool - Donna Mirai ni mo Ai wa Aru (Love Is In Any Future) / Touch
CD + DVD
1) Donna Mirai ni mo Ai wa Aru (Love Is In Any Future)
3) Kimi no Tame no 100 no Moshi mo (100 If's For You) (Live at Kanagawa Kenmin Hall) (Bonus Track)
4) Kimi ni Todoke (Delivered To You) (Live at Kanagawa Kenmin Hall) (Bonus Track)
5) two of us (Live at Kanagawa Kenmin Hall) (Bonus Track)
6) Donna Mirai ni mo Ai wa Aru (Love Is In Any Future) (Instrumental)
7) Touch (Instrumental)
Donna Mirai ni mo Ai wa Aru (Love Is In Any Future) / Touch is flumpool's 6th single & it will be released this coming week on 27th July .
This's the group's 1st single release of 2011 & this comes about 6 months + after they released their 2nd album Fantasia of Life Stripe .
The 1st A-side Donna Mirai ni mo Ai wa Aru (Love Is In Any Future) has been selected to be used in the ads for mobile game site Mobage .
Lead singer Ryuuta commented , "We are living in times where the future is unclear . I wrote this song hoping to bring a smile upon as many people as possible . I will be happy if the message of Donna Mirai ni mo Ai wa Aru will encourage those who are living positively .”
On the other hand , the 2nd A-side Touch is currently used in the ads of Sharp's "au AQUOS PHONE IS11SH" .
The single contains 3 B-side tracks that're all live renditions of songs that are taken from Fantasia of Life Stripe which will not be reviewed .
After being quite disappointed with Fantasia of Life Stripe , I was quite pleased to see that at least flumpool still has some good staying/standing power in line with this latest release of theirs .
Donna Mirai ni mo Ai wa Aru is basically a light hearted mid tempo song & it's very inspirational , especially with what lead singer Ryuuta had to say about the no. .
On the other hand , Touch is actually the 1st A-side that I heard before Donna Mirai ni mo Ai wa Aru & I must say that Touch presents a different side of flumpool that I haven't heard before until now .
Touch is quite piano driven to a certain extent but there's something really cheerfully upbeat about the song that plays a good contrast against Donna Mirai ni mo Ai wa Aru . Also , it helps that it's catchy as well .
flumpool is 1 of the most talented bands that I listen & also respect & I'm glad to see that they will not be losing my interest anytime soon , especially with regards to their latest single release Donna Mirai ni mo Ai wa Aru / Touch .
I was worried before I hear the songs on the single , especially since I feel Fantasia of Life Stripe did not live up to my expectations but with regards to Donna Mirai ni mo Ai wa Aru / Touch , they began to experiment & hopefully slowly but surely , able to break new ground in their music .
flumpool will release their 7th single Akashi (Proof) on 7th Sept & for this , Akashi has been chosen to be used as the title song for the intermediate division of 78th NHK National School Music Competition .