V6 - Crazy Rays / KEEP GOING
CD + DVD A
CD + DVD B
Crazy Rays / KEEP GOING is V6's 49th single & it was released last month on 30th May .
This's V6's 1st single release of 2018 & it's their 3rd back to back double A-side single release .
The jacket covers of Crazy Rays / KEEP GOING feature the members with rays shining on them .
Both Crazy Rays & KEEP GOING are 2 different dance tune tracks that showcase V6's true essence . The tracks differ in grace & tempo which led to V6's further evolvement as they have matured & built up their careers over the years .
Crazy Rays & KEEP GOING each have different promo tie in's . Crazy Rays was used to promote TV Asahi's Tokusou9 drama starring member Inohara Yoshihiko & the song was written by Magokoro Brothers' Sakurai Hidetoshi .
KEEP GOING was used as the image song for WOWOW's Spain soccer 2017–18 La Liga season coverage . Credits wise , the song was written & composed by m-flo's ☆Taku Takahashi while it was arranged by ☆Taku , Jazzin'park's Kubota Shingo + Kurihara Akira & Tachytelic Inc.'s Mitsunori Ikeda .
The CD only version of Crazy Rays & KEEP GOING includes 2 B-sides songs , Imi no Nai Doraibu & TL .
It's about time for new V6 release and after they released their 13th album The ONES last Aug which was an unexpected great enjoyable record , in comes their latest single offering Crazy Rays / KEEP GOING .
Some of V6's past double A-side singles were hard for me to like as it wasn't easy for me to like both A-sides on par with each other but luckily that's not the case for Crazy Rays / KEEP GOING .
Both A-sides are upbeat dance songs but they don't sound the same . When I 1st heard them , I liked KEEP GOING a bit more as it has a very strong sports theme driven flair while I wasn't so impressed with Crazy Rays .
That changed when I heard the full version of both songs and as a result , I feel both Crazy Rays & KEEP GOING are equally good but given a choice , I feel that KEEP GOING has a bigger more memorable lasting 1st impression .
That said V6 rarely disappoints & that shows for Crazy Rays + KEEP GOING . Seeing that their next single release is their 50th , I hope they can do something big to mark this milestone .
Perhaps for once they might consider to release a triple A-side single which's something they haven't done yet but there's always a 1st for something .