KinKi Kids - The Red Light
CD + DVD A
CD + DVD B
The Red Light is KinKi Kid's 38th single & it was released on 12th July .
This's the duo's 1st single release of 2017 & their 3rd release in celebrating the duo's 20th anniversary in the business .
In addition , The Red Light was released on the same day as We are KinKi Kids Dome Concert 2016-2017 TSUYOSHI & YOU & KOICHI DVD + Blu-ray .
The A-side was used in the ads of Bijoude jewellery that starred KinKi Kids themselves . Kubota Toshinobu was responsible for creating The Red Light .
Kubota Toshinobu celebrated his 30th anniversary last year . He said , "Now that KinKi Kids is passing their 20th anniversary , I wanted them to sing this kind of song . I could just picture the 2 of them singing it while I was writing it ." The result is a hard soul tune firmly rooted in Kubota Toshinobu's world .
3 B-sides are available in the single . Both Shiny & Million Secrets Of Love are found in the CD only version while Boku Dake no Isu is only included in the CD + DVD B of The Red Light .
KinKi Kids flashes The Red Light for the 3rd release of their 20th anniversary year . The title track of the duo's 38th single is composed by singer/songwriter Kubota Toshinobu , who himself celebrated his 30th anniversary last year . The Red Light is a groovy song in Kubota's hard soul style that sets KinKi Kids on a fresh new start .
After releasing the ballad Michi wa Tezukara Yume no Hana last Nov , KinKi Kids's latest single release The Red Light is an upbeat funky no. that's quite different from their past single songs .
Just like Bara to Taiyou , it's nice to see another established artiste had personal input onto KinKi Kids's material & on 1st listen , The Red Light is not typical a KinKi Kids song but somehow they managed to make it work in their favour as this showcases how music versatile they're be it when comes to upbeat songs and/or ballads .
The B-sides in The Red Light are pretty good as they're very diverse in music style . The only thing I wished it would happen is at most 1 of the B-side songs have been a ballad but since I enjoy listening to them , I'm ok with it .
That said , belated 20th anniversary wishes to KinKi Kids & I can't wait to see what else they have up in store next .