Bokura no Mirai
snow tears -Mitchie M Remix-
Bokura no Mirai -Instrumental-
I wonder why Shokotan is on this guitar-laced outlook as of recently because it’s starting to wear thin on me. Luckily, things in Horoscope is a bit more of a ballad type which is a good thing because “Sakurairo” bored me while “Tsuyogari” was mire cutesy so this kind of fits in between and it was a good middle as well. Shoko’s vocals are quite strong and the chorus brings out the best of her which is good! Her best A-side yet in the era!
2. Bokura no Mirai
The B-side of the single kind of ties in with this whole wintry theme and is one of the more softer (if not softest song of the era so far). I mean to be honest it sounds like it would’ve fit nicely on her single “snow tears” (how ironic since the next track is a new take). However, the song is just one big blur to me since it doesn’t sound like she’s really into it and it’s kind of plain for her.
3. snow tears -Mitchie M Remix-
Closing the single is a remix of snow tears and I actually was surprised at how much I actually enjoyed the song since it turned a wintry ballad into more of a dance song. The synths IMO were quite pretty to hear and mixing up with Shokotan’s vocals was a plus. Hearing bubbles popping in the arrangement is also a sweet touch and just sticks out to me! She doesn’t have very many good remixes but this is a good one from her.
I don’t know why Shokotan has taken up a guitar-laced era but at least Horoscope is one of the better songs she’s done in this era. It’s just a powerful ballad and like I’ve said before, she accels in ballads more than anything else. However, Bokura no Mirai is a ballad that isn’t very good since it lacked a spark and my interest was lying someplace else. The remix though was the clear winner of the single though since it’s electronic and memorable and treated snow tears just right. Is the era over yet? XD