DAIGO - CHANGE !! / Shinpaishou na Kanojo
CD + DVD A
CD + DVD B
1) CHANGE !!
2) Shinpaishou na Kanojo
3) SUPER JOY 2014 (CD Only Track)
CHANGE !! / Shinpaishou na Kanojo is DAIGO's 3rd single & it was released last week on 10th Sept .
DAIGO's debut album DAIGOLD was released on 5th March . In CHANGE !! / Shinpaishou na Kanojo , all songs in the single were written & composed by DAIGO .
The 1st A-side CHANGE !! is a punk rock tune & it was picked to be used as the theme song for the live action version of Cardfight!! Vanguard the movie starring DAIGO himself .
Cardfight!! Vanguard the movie(s) have an anime & a live action versions in which both movies opened in Japanese cinemas on 13th Sept . In addition , CHANGE !! was also used as the official image song for Cardfight Vanguard!! . Song wise , CHANGE !! was arranged by BREAKERZ's guitarist SHINPEI .
In a recent interview , DAIGO mentioned that he actually wrote/composed CHANGE !! 2 years ago but at that time , he felt the song was not suitable for BREAKERZ to release it as a single .
Also , when DAIGO received the commission to provide the theme song for the live action version of Cardfight!! Vanguard the movie , he felt that CHANGE !! was suitable to be used to promote it & subsequently , the lyrics felt into place .
The 2nd A-side Shinpaishou na Kanojo is described as something that resembles J-pop from the 90's . Promo wise , Shinpaishou na Kanojo was picked to be used as the ending theme song for TBS's Hiruobi for this month .
CHANGE !! is a punk rock inspired number while Shinpaishou na Kanojo is a really cute pop song that contrasts things very well . Lyrically , Shinpaishou na Kanojo is an affectionate romance track which's charming .
SUPER JOY 2014 is only available in the CD only edition of the single & this is a newly recorded updated version of SUPER JOY which was originally released as DAIGO☆STARDUST's 6th single .
The original take of SUPER JOY was 1st released way back on 22nd Sept 2005 & it was the final single DAIGO☆STARDUST released in his discography .
I was ecstatic when I found out DAIGO chose to re-record SUPER JOY as this's 1 of my fave singles that he used to release when he was DAIGO☆STARDUST but what really surprised me was upon hearing SUPER JOY 2014 .
Both the original & re-recorded versions of the song sound completely different . SUPER JOY is a straight up no nonsense rock song while SUPER JOY 2014 has been transformed into a piano driven ballad .
I never would have thought DAIGO could have re-worked SUPER JOY into a ballad but the end result is just fantastic .
3rd time's the charm for DAIGO & once again with regards to the release of his latest single offering CHANGE !! / Shinpaishou na Kanojo , it's proof on why he deserves to have my respect/support after such a long time in BREAKERZ's fandom .
The release pattern for DAIGO's solo singles is quite similar to BREAKERZ but frankly , it's something I do not mind because all the while I always have loved the guys releasing double A-side singles as they generally have executed/nailed the main aspects well & the same thing goes for CHANGE !! / Shinpaishou na Kanojo which's pretty much an all rounder single that has something for everyone to enjoy .
It's hard to believe BREAKERZ have been on hiatus for almost 1 1/2 years now but I do hope that in 2015 , the guys will eventually reunite for good . If not , I will still continue to support each of their solo endeavours as much as I can . Until then , CHANGE !! / Shinpaishou na Kanojo is highly worth checking out .