girl next door - standing for you
CD + DVD
1) standing for you
2) Kokuhaku (Confession)
3) standing for you (English Ver.)
4) standing for you (Instrumental)
5) Kokuhaku (Instrumental)
standing for you is girl next door's 17th single & it was released on 27th Feb .
The trio's latest release comes about 5 months + since the release of their previous single all my life & standing for you was originally supposed to get released last year on 12th Dec .
standing for you was produced by ex Every Little Thing's Igarashi Mitsuru making this the 3rd single being produced by Igarashi Mitsuru , after signal & all my life .
Promotion tie in wise , standing for you was picked to be used to promote Nippon TV's Happy Music POWER PLAY & also used as the ending theme no. for Nippon TV's Oto Ryūmon last month .
Honestly , I've been impressed with what Igarashi Mitsuru did for signal & all my life so it didn't surprise me that I enjoy standing for you .
In the case of standing for you , it's a very peppy & uplifting no. which really gets me into good spirits upon hearing it which I think it's great .
Kokuhaku (Confession) serves as the 1st of 2 B-sides in standing for you .
This song is a whopping 6 mins long which really shocked me on 1st listen but upon hearing it , I really like the contrast of Kokuhaku against standing for you , with Kokuhaku being a ballad .
The English version of standing for you serves as the 2nd B-side & it was quite weird for me to hear lead singer Chisa sing in English .
There's no big difference between the Japanese & English versions of standing for you other than the fact that Chisa was singing in English (or was it Engrish ?) . I found it quite hard to hear what Chisa was singing in standing for you (English Ver.) as her pronunciation's not that good .
I think standing for you (English Ver.) is a bit un-necessary as it sounds exactly the same as the A-side . I would prefer a remix or something else but standing for you (English Ver.) is something I can sit out of it even though I should give Chisa some credit in trying her best to tackle an English version of a song .
girl next door kick off 2013 with the release of their 17th single standing for you & in less than 2 weeks's time , they will release their 5th album Life of Sound on 13th March .
standing for you will be included in Life of Sound as track #9 .