Five Starz ~Gomaime Haiyuu~
kanon (Regular Edition only)
1. Koakuma Sparkling
SuG, has so beyond have been surprising with each single and it’s no surprise that Koakuma Sparkling is any different to be honest. I love the brass-like energy that’s coming from the song mixed in with the band’s guitar-laced riffs. To me it’s like J-rock meets Idol-pop and Takeru does a great job at being cute in the song and yet keep an edge to the song. It’s wild and silly and I liked it!
2. Five Starz ~Gomaime Haiyuu~
For the first B-side, Five Starz continues this almost cutesy style but instead of brass at the front, there’s a lot of synths. I also found it pretty cool that there’s another singer in the song…but I don’t know who it is…after his part, Takeru comes in with a slightly slower part, but jumps back up in the chorus. It’s even more of an absurd song when compared to the A-side, but it’s not bad at all…just a little different.
Only found on one edition of the single, kanon actually feels like a normal kind of J-rock song and strangely enough, it’s odd for SuG XD. I do think the keyboards sound really pretty in the song and I love the more serious tone in Takeru’s voice a lot more. Is it weird that I prefer this song over the rest of the single?
While this is the first single released in the “Thrill Ride Pirates” era, Koakuma Sparkling is just a wacky and strange as the other two singles that came after it. The almost silly feeling I get with both the A-side and Five Starz is hard to ignore, but it shows personality and I liked that. However, kanon really popped out of nowhere and impressed me even more when they get serious with the music. I hope there’s gonna be a few on the album!!!