Mika Nakashima - A or B
CD + DVD
1) A or B
2) Happy Life (Mika Nakashima × Salyu)
3) A or B -instrumental-
A or B is Mika Nakashima's 42nd single & it was released last week on 25th Oct .
Mika's 8th album TOUGH was released in March .
A or B was used in the ads of Kao's Flare Fragrance Kokoro ni Hanasaku which actress Ishihara Satomi appears in the ad .
The A-side is described as a cute love song & it's a bright uptempo no. . The covers contrast each other , playing with the themes of Rain and Sunny .
A or B is a pop song about choosing between 2 different options in regards to love .
Happy Life serves as the B-side in the single & this was 1st released digitally on 12th May under the name Mika Nakashima × Salyu .
Produced by Kobayashi Takeshi , Happy Life was used in the ads of Tokyo Metro's Find my Tokyo. which also starred Ishihara Satomi & with Mika making a cameo appearance .
Mika's previous single Koi wo Suru showcased a different music side of her & similarly that goes for her latest single offering A or B .
1 thing that surprised me about A or B is the length as I didn't expect it to be quite long . I didn't quite like the song at 1st but the video no doubt changed my perception on it in due time .
Also I liked Happy Life when I 1st reviewed it so I have no issue for it to be included as the B-side in the single .
I'm not sure what Mika's next move will be but I assume that A or B will be her last music release of 2017 as she will be starting her new hall tour MIKA NAKASHIMA FULL COURSE TOUR 2017 ~YOU WON'T LOSE~ this coming Thurs & I'm quite sure she will be performing A or B .