Hey ! Say ! JUMP - Mae wo Muke
CD + DVD
Mae wo Muke is Hey ! Say ! JUMP's 22nd single & it was released last month on 14th Feb .
This's the group's 1st single release of 2018 & the A-side was used to promote NTV's drama Momikeshite Fuyu ~Wagaya no Mondai Nakatta Koto ni~ starring member Yamada Ryosuke .
Mae wo Muke is described as an ultra-positive track with an encouraging message which sees the members singing about the grit of standing back up again & again , even when a person falls , make a blunder or look pathetic .
As such , Mae wo Muke is a song that's as large as life & has momentum even more than Hey ! Say ! JUMP's previous singles .
A total of 6 B-sides are included in all 3 versions of Mae wo Muke
- NEW LIFE (CD Regular Edition Track)
- Diggy Down (CD Regular Edition Track)
- Snow Memories (CD Regular Edition Track)
- BE MY VALENTINE ! (CD Limited Edition Track)
- Chocolate (CD Limited Edition Track)
- Love Hurricane (CD + DVD Track)
Hey ! Say ! JUMP kicked off 2018 with their latest single offering Mae wo Muke which's a fun cheery upbeat no. .
Mae wo Muke has a very different vibe as compared to the group's past singles although it's bit similar sounding to Precious Girl .
Still I thought Mae mo Muke is good & the accompanied video is Hey ! Say ! JUMP's most amusing yet comical video to date which definitely changed my subsequent opinion on the song considerably .
On the other hand , just like White Love , Mae mo Muke also has a lot of B-sides and both of the group's back to back single releases could have been a mini album instead which can get a bit overwhelming .
But luckily most of the B-sides in Mae mo Muke are good . For me I like Diggy Down & Love Hurricane the most while Snow Memories could have been in White Love . The other B-sides tend to sound a bit cheesy but they still have a grown up flair .
I hope Hey ! Say ! JUMP next music release will be a new studio album as they didn't released 1 last year but wouldn't surprise me if they release 1 more single prior to a new album but we'll see .