Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Matsushita Yuya - SUPER DRIVE
CD Limited ; Comes with a photobook
CD + DVD A ; DVD contains the music video & making offshot clips for SUPER DRIVE
CD + DVD B ; DVD contains the SUPER DRIVE music video & US documentary
CD + DVD C ; DVD contains the SUPER DRIVE & Lonely Rain music videos
SUPER DRIVE is Matsushita Yuya's 9th single & it was released last week on 24th Aug .
Matsushita's new single release comes in about 3 months + since the release of his previous single Naturally .
SUPER DRIVE is described as a dance tune that has a bass-thumping melody with an aggressive choreography to match . The song features a heavy dance beat that gives Matsushita a chance to show off his talents as a dancer .
I have been waiting for Matsushita to deliver another hot R&B dance track after he released Paradise & Naturally which were 2 mid tempo's no.s back to back so when he finally decides to do something upbeat once more , I couldn't be any happier than this .
SUPER DRIVE on 1st listen , is seriously very catchy & immediately when I 1st heard it , I knew what a very memorable song this's & the video also complimented things extremely well .
Just like his previous harder sounding R&B tracks such as Trust Me & YOU , SUPER DRIVE is another 1 of those songs that once the song hits , it will be quite impossible for it to leave someone's mind in the next few days or so .
There're 3 B-sides in SUPER DRIVE which're all scattered in different pressings of the single .
Found only in the CD regular edition , it's ROCK WITH YOU & this's actually a cover of the late Michael Jackson's .
Matsushita is no stranger to do cover songs since he covered 6 songs that were scattered in 6 different limited editions with regards to Naturally . But still , for him to cover something by the Michael Jackson , it's something not to joke about .
Honestly , I have no recollection of how the original take of ROCK WITH YOU sounds like but I suppose Matsushita had a valid reason on why he choose to cover this song . His English dictation's quite ok but the melody included in ROCK WITH YOU , it's really funky .
Found only in the CD limited edition pressing of SUPER DRIVE , it's something titled Lonely Rain .
Lonely Rain has been described as a ballad & it's the 2nd B-side of Matsushita's to get a music video , the 1st being Negai ga Kanau Nara ... (If My Wish Comes True) ... , which was found in his 3rd single Honesty .
For Lonely Rain , it compliments & contrasts SUPER DRIVE very well in the fact that SUPER DRIVE is an intense upbeat R&B mid tempo no. while Lonely Rain is a rather sad sounding ballad .
Lonely Rain sounds as though it picks up from where Trust Me's B-side Futari ... (2 Of Us ...) left behind but this's still good stuff to enjoy & Lonely Rain definitely does deserve to get a music video that's for sure .
Found only in the CD + DVD A , B & C pressings of the single , it's the last B-side that's titled Hot Girl !! .
Described as something which has an 80's sounding music influence , Hot Girl !! is a pretty hot tune . It's slightly less catchy than SUPER DRIVE but I really don't mind this but it managed to make an impact on me eventually after I gave Hot Girl !! a few more listens after that .
SUPER DRIVE is Matsushita's 3rd single release for 2011 & once again , this's another single that I really enjoy .
I feel that all the songs on the single were nailed down well , with each of them having their own distinct identity & it's nice to see as each release of Matsushita goes by , he continues to mature in his craft .
I really hope next on his music agenda will be a new album since after releasing his debut album I AM ME last year , he has already put out 4 singles , inclusive of SUPER DRIVE .
But if he's going to replicate on what happened in I AM ME (it includes his 1st 5 singles) , then I suppose a new single will follow up next before he delivers his 2nd album .
Friday, August 26, 2011
V6 - Sexy.Honey.Bunny ! / Takaranoishi (Treasure Stone)
From left to right : CD + DVD (Honey Version) , CD + DVD (Bunny Version) & CD
Sexy.Honey.Bunny ! / Takaranoishi (Treasure Stone) is V6's 38th single & it was released 2 days ago on 24th Aug .
This new release of V6 comes close to 11 months since the release of their previous single only dreaming / Catch .
Sexy.Honey.Bunny ! has been selected to be used as theme song for the drama Shin Keishichou Sousa Ichi-ka 9-gakari Season 3 starring Inohara Yoshihiko while for Takaranoishi , it's used as a song tie-up for the latest Waseda Academy ads .
Despite being a double A-side single release , Takaranoishi does not get a music video .
Honestly before I heard Sexy.Honey.Bunny ! , I was a bit worried whether will this be a cheesy sounding no. but luckily my fears were relieved when I heard the song .
Sexy.Honey.Bunny ! is not as bad as what I thought it might be . I kind of prefer this over Swing ! but I suppose this style of music gives V6 a chance to showcase a different music side of the group .
In the case of Takaranoishi , this's 1 A-side that's a winner from the very beginning . The moment I listen to it , I immediately love it & I'm a bit sore that this does not get a video as it really deserves so .
Takaranoishi plays a great contrast to Sexy.Honey.Bunny ! & the best way to describe Takaranoishi will be a cross hybrid mix of ARASHI's truth & Monster . In closer related to V6 , Takaranoishi gears more towards LIGHT IN YOUR HEART which's fantastic .
The following songs serve as B-sides in the single :
- Mission of Love
Both songs are only found in the CD only pressing of the single & they will not be reviewed .
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Kanjani∞ - Tsubusa ni Koi (Wing Song)
CD + DVD
Tsubusa ni Koi (Wing Song) is Kanjani∞'s 19th single & it was released last week on 17th Aug .
The group's new single comes about 2 months + since the release of their previous single 365 Nichi Kazoku (Days Family) .
Tsubusa ni Koi is currently used as the outro theme for the drama Zenkai Girl starring Aragaki Yui & Ryo Nishikido .
Described as a mid-tempo ballad , Tsubusa ni Koi is also Kanjani∞'s 1st theme song for a "Getsu 9" (Monday , 9pm) drama , known as the hottest time slot for a television drama on Japanese television .
Honestly on 1st listen , Tsubusa ni Koi sounds like something that's picked up & continue on from where their 17th single My Home left behind since both songs have that really strong somewhat indie feeling .
Not that I'm complaining because I frankly like this type of music style Kanjani∞ does as it really does show a different side of themselves if you were to compare the music they do against their other Johnny's counterparts .
There're 3 B-sides in the single . The 1st one is something titled I to U .
I to U is basically a simple under-stated no. that's quite heavily acoustic guitar driven . It's still almost in the same music vein as Tsubasa ni Koi , but for I to U , it's almost quite stripped down & fuss free sounding .
The next 2 songs are only available in the CD pressing of the single .
Something that's called Nanairo (Seven Colours) Parameter is up 1st . I wasn't sure what to expect for this song but it's quite a pretty sounding no. .
The usage of synth can be felt quite a great deal for Nanairo Parameter while it utilises the same sounds as the 1st 2 songs in the single .
Hi & high is the final B-side & for this , it's basically a crazy over the top song , something that Kanjani∞ is famously known for when comes to their A-side singles .
While Hi & high is not as crazy as their other songs that have the same music direction , this hold rather nicely as in general , the whole single has that grown up mature feeling except for this .
Tsubusa ni Koi is Kanjani∞'s 4th single release for 2011 & they definitely do not show any signs of slowing down at this pace they're releasing material this year .
I still feel that they're 1 of the more under-rated Johnny's & it's nice to know that they've paid their dues & have come a long way to get to where they're at now .
I do hope next on their music agenda will be plans to release a new album .
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Koda Kumi - 4 TIMES
CD Limited (Comes With 50 Postcards) ; this edition only contains 1 song in the CD which's Poppin'love cocktail
CD + DVD
1) Introduction ~sunny time~
2) Poppin'love cocktail Feat TEEDA
3) Interlude ~sunset time~
4) IN THE AIR
5) Interlude ~midnight time~
7) Interlude ~time to ... love~
4 TIMES is Koda Kumi's 50th single & it was released a few days ago on 17th Aug .
The original release date for 4 TIMES was supposed to be 10th Aug . As the single title suggests , 4 TIMES contains 4 songs which all 4 of them receive music videos .
Similiar to Koda's previous singles such as 4 hot wave & 3 SPLASH , 4 TIMES also contains an introduction & interludes so at times , it feels like listening to a mini album instead of a single .
The 1st A-side is something called Poppin'love cocktail which features TEEDA .
Poppin'love cocktail is currently used in the TV ads for H.I.S. .
Summer is currently in full throttle & Poppin'love cocktail has been described as a rock dance no. .
Interwined with TEEDA's rap , Poppin'love cocktail is a refreshing no. & the feeling gives off an impression of that of a sun-drenched ride .
Poppin'love cocktail is filled with plenty of fast paced energy & vibes . The last time Koda released something pretty similiar sounding to Poppin'love cocktail was 3 SPLASH's Hashire ! .
At the end of the day , Poppin'love cocktail basically screams out fun fun fun in the sun .
The 2nd A-side is titled IN THE AIR .
Wanting to help the person you love , surrounding them always like air , this song describes the heart of a woman in love in this heart-warming track .
IN THE AIR is currently used as the theme song for BEE TV's Rabusupotto ~Koi ga Minoru Basho~ .
A warm gentle ballad , a sample portion of the lyrics for IN THE AIR reads "I want us to help each other" "Especially during painful times , let us join hands" .
I thought IN THE AIR is such a sweet song . I know Koda's ballads can get a bit mundane at times & I personally can't find any fault with regards to IN THE AIR , especially lyrically , it's real encouraging & inspiring .
The 3rd A-side is titled V.I.P. .
Described as an electronica dance song , it's said that Koda showcases her true worth in this aggressive electro-sound cool track .
In actual fact , V.I.P. was the 1st song I heard from the 4 TIMES single & hearing it in a much higher quality , it is really solid .
V.I.P. follows in almost similiar Koda songs that have this electro dance vibe such as ECSTASY but for V.I.P. , it's more meaner , gritter & packs plenty of punch & attitude .
Also , the small inclusion of a violin strings influence thrown in the middle of V.I.P. was quite cool too .
The final A-side in 4 TIMES is titled KO-SO-KO-SO .
KO-SO-KO-SO is currently used as the theme song for Nihon TV's Dorama -Piece Vote- .
Described as a scandalous song with sexy breaths interwined , KO-SO-KO-SO is a no. that is about mingling , mixing & attraction .
Furthermore , KO-SO-KO-SO narrates a situation just before dozing off at a sparkling dawn .
KO-SO-KO-SO is pretty much a seductive song that shows off Koda's sexy side & the lyrics for this are pretty raunchy , so much so that the video has been reportedly to be too explicit to be aired on TV .
Then again , considering that this's after all Koda's 50th single , I suppose she wants to do this to pay an homage to her ero kawaii days as frankly , some of her older works that had the ero kawaii-ness to them such as CUTIE HONEY , Butterfly , could be considered as some of Koda's best if not classics to enjoy even up to this day .
Koda Kumi has come a long way in the music business since debuting in the scene in late 2000 & releasing 50 singles is no laughing matter but I have to say the whole 4 TIMES single was done really well , downpat .
From the covers to the songs to the videos to the choice of music variety in the single , every single aspect she had it nailed down in a really brillant way & 4 TIMES feels like it picked up from where 4 hot wave left .
Also , the 4 songs in 4 TIMES each showcase a different side of Koda which I really like & it showcase her versatility when comes to her music .
Koda has come a long way since her early days & 4 TIMES is testimonial to that .
Her 51st single Ai wo Tomenaide (Do Not Stop The Love) will be released next month on 21st Sept .
Friday, August 19, 2011
Kis-My-Ft2 - Everybody Go
CD + DVD A ; DVD contents -> the video & making offshot clips of Everybody Go
CD + DVD B -> live footages taken from LIVE Eizou from ~Kis-My-Ft ni Aeru deShow vol.3 ~ 2011.2.12 @ Yoyogi Stadium
1) Everybody Go
3) KISS FOR U
4) Wakamonotachi (Young People) (CD Only Track)
Everybody Go is Kis-My-Ft2's debut single & it was released last week on 10th Aug .
The A-side was used as the theme song for the dorama , Ikemen Desu ne , a Japanese remake of 2009's Korean drama , You're Beautiful .
In August 2005 , two Johnny's Jr. units , Kis-My-Ft & A.B.C. Jr. , combined to form Kis-My-Ft2 .
The name comes from the first letter from each of their last names ; Kitayama Hiromitsu , Iida Kyohei , Senga Kento , Miyata Toshiya , Yokoo Wataru , Fujigaya Taisuke , Tamamori Yuta & Nikaido Takashi ("ni" in Kanji is the number 2) .
They performed as a 8 member group until end of March 2006 when Iida Kyohei left Johnny's due to furthering his studies , leaving Kis-My-Ft2 without its "I".
This year on Feb 12th , during their concert they received an envelope which was opened during the MC . It announced that they will have their debut in May under avex trax .
I know about these guys for quite a while , especially since they usually tend to open for their seniors during concerts such as for KAT-TUN .
I was skeptical to try their music at 1st but I was quite surprised when I listened to Everybody Go .
Everybody Go doesn't stray so much from what KAT-TUN does , especially since both groups's music influences are almost similiar but what I like about Everybody Go is that , it doesn't try hard to sound good , the result gives off this catchy song in the process .
There're 3 B-sides in the single . The 1st one is something called S.O.KISS & for this , it feels as though the song takes a note or 2 from KinKi Kids's Time as both songs have this similar angsty driven vibe .
Then again , I'm not complaining because I feel Time was really good & I don't have any issues with S.O.KISS , except that I feel the rapping going on is a little bit weak & it felt a bit out of place .
KISS FOR U is the 2nd B-side & out of the 3 B-sides , I think this has to be my fave even though it eerily sounds like a cross mix of ARASHI's Love so sweet & Aoyama Thelma's WITHOUT U to me .
Both S.O.KISS & KISS FOR U have the inclusion of rap but unlike S.O.KISS which I wasn't that fond of the rapping , the one that is done for KISS FOR U is much better & flows well with the song .
Found only in the CD pressing of the single , it's the last B-side track which's titled Wakamonotachi (Young People) .
Wakamonotachi is a fast paced no. with plenty of bite . It sounds like the grown up version of Hey ! Say ! JUMP's Ultra Music Power except in this case , Wakamonotachi presents a more grown up & fun side to Kis-My-Ft2 .
It took a good 8 years for Kis-My-Ft2 to finally debut on the scene & I think they have paid their dues before getting the chance to debut alongside with their seniors .
Everybody Go was quite a solid single for Kis-My-Ft2 to get things started . My only grouse for the single is that the songs all somehow sound like carbon copies of songs that I have came across from other Johnny's groups .
I would like to see Kis-My-Ft2's next single to have more of their own style & identity but with that said , I have confidence Kis-My-Ft2 will have potential to shine on their own & only time will tell if this's so .
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Suga Shikao - Aozora (Blue Sky) Pedal & Real Face
Aozora (Blue Sky) Pedal & Real Face are 2 songs that're taken from Suga Shikao's 2nd acoustic album Sugarless II which was released last week on 10th Aug .
Sugarless II was released to celebrate Suga's 15th anniversary in the music business .
The album features self covers , inclusive of a collaboration song with Mr. Children's lead singer Kazutoshi Sakurai which's titled Fastener .
Aozora Pedal & Real Face were songs that were released by 2 respective Johnny's groups , namely ARASHI & KAT-TUN some 5 years back .
Found as track #13 in Sugarless II , Aozora Pedal was ARASHI's 17th single . This song was written & composed by Suga .
I have been waiting for a very long time to hear Suga's rendition of Aozora Pedal , especially since he had a hand in both writing & composing it but I wasn't disappointed in any single bit when I finally heard Suga's take on Aozora Pedal .
Suga's rendition of Aozora Pedal is pretty much classic Suga at what he does best . It's simple , carefree & easy listening but Suga is able to transform this under-rated no. into something that doesn't sound anything like the original song that ARASHI released which's great .
Found as track #18 in Sugarless II , Real Face was KAT-TUN's debut single . Unlike Aozora Pedal , Suga only wrote the lyrics for Real Face while the melody was composed by B'z's lead guitarist Tak Matsumoto .
Suga's rendition of Real Face is quite unusual , considering that his main focus in his music lies in a lot of jazz , funk & soul . I wasn't sure how was he going to tackle such a harder rock style of a song but he managed to pull it quite well .
In fact , I feel Suga's take sounds a bit similiar to Real Face #1 which was found in KAT-TUN's Best of KAT-TUN , only for Suga's case , his's a lot more mellower while I'm still able to detect quite a lot of influences Suga incorporate on his own accord .
I also thought it was nice of Suga to include the rap lyrics found in the original version of Real Face & that Suga incorporate them into his cover of the song despite the rap lyrics portions can be somewhat not very audible here .
At the end of the day , it took close to a good 5 years for Suga Shikao to release his own renditions of Aozora Pedal & Real Face but I must say , it's really worth the wait .
I respect Suga as a musician & after being in the business for so long , he still has got what it takes to separate himself from so many other artistes . I haven't come across any artiste that has an unique sound & also a distinct voice unlike for what Suga has to offer .
Suga's renditions of Aozora Pedal & Real Face are really top notch & the fact that he did a great job in making both songs sound nothing like the original , that speaks volume .
Sunday, August 07, 2011
KAT-TUN - RUN FOR YOU
CD + DVD
RUN FOR YOU is KAT-TUN's 16th single & it was released a few days ago on 3rd Aug .
The group's latest release comes in about 3 months + since the release of their previous single WHITE .
The A-side RUN FOR YOU is currently used to promote in the ads of SUZUKI's SOLIO , which's the same thing like what their 14th single ULTIMATE WHEELS did as so .
A song about chasing a person's dreams & moving forward , RUN FOR YOU is an inspirational gift from the boys to their devoted fans .
Way before RUN FOR YOU received an official release , I already have heard the preview of how the song sounds like in the SUZUKI's SOLIO ads which sounded promising & needless to say when RUN FOR YOU was announced to be released as a single , I was thrilled .
And I was not disappointed with what RUN FOR YOU had to offer & it's very catchy & memorable on 1st listen . Unlike WHITE , RUN FOR YOU takes on a music route that's quite similiar to the group's previous autotune driven no.s such as THE D-MOTION & RIGHT NOW but thankfully , RUN FOR YOU is a class of its own which's great .
There're 4 B-sides found in RUN FOR YOU , with the 1st 2 found in both the CD regular & limited pressings of the single .
The 1st B-side is something called COSMIC CHILD . It's currently used in the ads for Wing's (Wacoal's lingerie brand) new products Zurui Bra & Zurui Pants and the inclusion of JOKER can be heard here .
I wasn't sure what to expect for COSMIC CHILD but it's such an unique no. & I find it hard to compare this with other songs found in the group's discography & just like the A-side , it's another solid catchy track .
What intrigued me about COSMIC CHILD was the melody which's hard to describe it in words as it's a mixture of a lot of music genres put together as 1 .
The 2nd B-side DIAMOND was used as the theme no. for NTV's broadcasted Yomiuri GIANTS baseball games .
Before RUN FOR YOU was officially released as a single , DIAMOND is actually the 1st song I heard before it was included in RUN FOR YOU but I did not had a good impression of the song , maybe because what I heard is the radio rip of the no. .
However , my perceptions towards DIAMOND changed after I heard a much higher quality version of the song & I have no problems with it now & this goes to show that sometimes , a radio rip of a song doesn't do justice to the higher quality of a no. .
Only found in the CD regular pressing of the single , it's a song titled SWEET CHAIN & the inclusion of JOKER rap lyrics is found in here .
SWEET CHAIN is an unusual no. to say the least . It's a mid tempo ballad but it's not a typical sounding one . For once & probably the 1st time , this's quite falsetto driven which surprised me at 1st but once I get over this , I actually do enjoy SWEET CHAIN a significant deal .
Found only in the CD limited pressing of RUN FOR YOU , it's the last B-side no. titled & FOREVER .
Out of al the 4 B-sides in the single , & FOREVER is probably my least fave but it does not mean I dislike the song completely . It's just that I feel after listening to 3 distinctive B-sides , there's something about & FOREVER which sounded quite plain for my liking & it's frankly a typically sounding Johnny's happy go lucky tune .
But with that said , & FOREVER is still worth checking out for .
KAT-TUN has been on a music roll for 2011 & RUN FOR YOU is the group's 3rd single release & once again , they delivered another solid release which I enjoy listening to from the start to the end .
Since the release of CHANGE UR WORLD , they have proven time & time again that despite the departure of their former co lead vocalist Akanishi Jin , the reminding 5 members are still able to soldier on & deliver great material & it's evident in CHANGE UR WORLD , ULTIMATE WHEELS , WHITE & then now RUN FOR YOU .
I'm proud of how far KAT-TUN has come by so far & I really hope a new album will surface soon but until then , I'm going to be plugging in RUN FOR YOU on repeat mode .
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
CD Review :: B'z - C'mon
Cover for both CD & CD + DVD's editions
2) Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo (Goodbye , The Days Of Wounds)
3) Hitoshizuku no Anata (Only A Tiny Bit Of You)
5) Don't Wanna Lie
8) Too Young
10) The Meister
11) Dead End
13) ultra soul 2011
C'mon is B'z's 18th album & it was released on July 27th .
The duo's last album release was 2009's MAGIC & in C'mon , the album contains 2 singles & 1 B-side .
Sharing the same title as the album , it's C'mon which's concidentally the very 1st (album) track .
Just like the duo's 48th single Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo (Goodbye , The Days Of Wounds) , C'mon was selected to be used in the ads of Pepsi's NEX (which the duo appear in the ad) & it's the only album track that gets a music video .
I can understand why C'mon is the only song in the album that received a video because it's such a simple under-stated no. . I haven't heard that many songs of B'z that presents a somewhat more raw feeling which I really like .
From another Pepsi's NEX ad promotion song to the next , in comes Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo which's B'z's 48th single .
Before C'mon , Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo was 1st used to promote in the ads of Pepsi's NEX , which B'z appears in the ad alongside with model Kagami Reina .
It was fairly recent Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo was released this year but still , this's 1 song that I really like as it's basically a downright bad ass & angsty driven song which's more or less classic B'z at its best .
Hitoshizuku no Anata (Only A Tiny Bit Of You) is the 2nd album track & I wasn't sure what to expect when comes to this but it more or less pick up from where Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo left behind .
The mood is still set in a rather upbeat & heart thumping tone with 2 of such songs that're similiar sounding back to back with each other .
Homebound was 1st found as the B-side track of B'z's 49th single Don't Wanna Lie . This was served as the ending theme song for TBS's nationwide television series NEWS 23X .
Described as a grand ballad number , I was really pleased to see Homebound make the cut in C'mon because this's 1 B-side that I enjoy & it does contrast Don't Wanna Lie really well .
From a B-side to an A-side , in comes B'z's 49th single Don't Wanna Lie which's also the last single to be included in C'mon .
Don't Wanna Lie was used as the theme song for the Detective Conan movie Detective Conan : Quarter of Silence .
Unlike Homebound , Don't Wanna Lie is an upbeat medium-tempo tune & this's still something that I like as it somehow has a more happier sound attached unlike Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo .
After Don't Wanna Lie , the reminding tracks found in C'mon are all new material .
DAREKA is track #6 & this's an interesting song because it has a bit of an American flair which I detected when I heard this . With that said , DAREKA is quite fun to listen to .
Boss & Too Young are the next two songs & I believe both no.s are connected with each other to a certain extent because after the mid tempo Boss finished , the melody for Too Young continues on where Boss left .
Out of all the album tracks in C'mon , Boss & Too Young are probably the 2 slower sounding no. but luckily , there's a bit of experimentation going on , especially for Too Young which had quite a Bossanova flair which I thought it's quite refreshing to boot .
From 2 mid tempo tracks , in comes Pilgrim which's basically a no nonsense uptempo track .
Unlike the standard rock no. , I'm able to detect a faint bit of Orchestra influences in the melody which's more than enough to give Pilgrim an edge it deserves to have .
In addition , I can't help but feel that Pilgrim sounds a bit similar to the duo's 47th single MY LONELY TOWN . It's not as prominent as somewhere in Pilgrim , I'm able to draw comparision with both songs , so there .
Following after Pilgrim , The Meister is yet another uptempo track . Honestly , I don't find anything special about The Meister . It's a standard rock fare that B'z does but that's that .
Also , it took me quite a while to recall how The Meister sounds like as well but I noticed that The Meister has some music resemblances to MAGIC's long time no see .
Dead End fares much better than The Meister because for Dead End , it's almost like an identical cousin of the song that shares the same title as MAGIC .
I'm not sure if this's a good or bad thing but considering that I like MAGIC (the song) , I don't really have any issues with regards to Dead End .
Meimei is the 2nd last album track & despite the rather strange name , this's 1 song that I really enjoy listening to as it's probably the only album ballad available in C'mon .
Immediately when the song started , I was drawn into just how emotional Meimei is & the melody is very beautiful .
Coupled with shades of Orchestra & acoustic guitar strings , it makes Meimei a winning combination
ultra soul 2011 is the conclusion track for C'mon & this's actually a remake of the duo's 31st single ultra soul .
For the updated version , ultra soul 2011 was selected to be used as the theme no. for the 2011 World Aquatics Championships which was held in Shanghai .
I never heard the original take for ultra soul but I have to say , the updated version for ultra soul 2011 is very cool & unique .
Out of the many album tracks in C'mon , I thought it was great for B'z to wrap up their album with an updated version of 1 of their earlier single releases & after listening to this , it makes me feel complied to give the original take of ultra soul a listen .
After being in the music business for close to 23 years , the best selling Japanese act of all time , B'z , shows no signs of slowing down & it's evident in the release of their latest album offering C'mon .
Artistes come & go but I feel B'z is 1 of the rarity few that is able to display a really long standing power in line with the impact , numerous accomplishments & records they have attained since making their presence felt for the past 23 years .
With the release of C'mon , they have once again set a significant number of new records & C'mon definitely will not be the last this legendary rock duo has to offer , that's for sure .