GRANRODEO - move on ! Ibaramichi
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1) move on ! Ibaramichi
2) Koi wa mirage
3) Endless Summer
4) move on! Ibaramichi (OFF VOCAL)
5) Koi wa mirage (OFF VOCAL)
6) Endless Summer (OFF VOCAL)
move on ! Ibaramichi is GRANRODEO's 27th single & it was released on 2nd Aug .
The duo's latest single was released 5 months + since their previous single Glorious days .
The A-side was chosen to be used as the opening theme for the anime Saiyuki RELOAD BLAST .
I was surprised when I 1st heard and saw the video to move on ! Ibaramichi as I didn't expect GRANRODEO to incorporate a rather strong Oriental influence in the song & there's even some Mandarin speaking words after the 2nd verse and being Chinese , I can understand what was being said & they made sense , unlike it being inaudible .
I'm not sure how the music influence in move on ! Ibaramichi is linked to Saiyuki RELOAD BLAST but it's interesting & very different from Glorious days in a good way .
Koi wa mirage & Endless Summer both serve as the 2 B-sides in the single . When I 1st heard Koi wa mirage , I immediately get vibes of Volcano (track #4 in GRANRODEO's 6th album Karma to Labyrinth) while Endless Summer is an outright very fun upbeat Summer song that has a great catchy Caribbean inspired melody .
GRANRODEO delivered yet another solid single release in the form of their latest offering move on ! Ibaramichi & I'm real glad I've decided to finally try their music a try .
My sister has been their fan for quite sometime so she knows that quality wise , GRANRODEO tends to deliver . What surprised me is even though this's their 2nd single I listened in full , the B-side/s are on par if not better than the A-side/s which's quite rare as normally B-side/s tend to be filler tracks .
It would be nice if GRANRODEO release 1 more single before 2017 ends but as I said , it's better late than never for me to get into their music .