Yoake no Kaze
Kouya no Hate ni
Yoake no Kaze (Original Karaoke)
Kouya no Hate ni (Original Karaoke)
1. Yoake no Kaze
I’m loving the brassy intro to Yoake no Kaze but then got confused because a woman adlibs the intro before JERO comes in. It’s kind of funny because the song sounds like something I would hear in Kill Bill for some reason because of the rather feisty sound of it mixed with a latin bridge with flamencas and brass. It’s different and very different for JERO but I really enjoyed this song.
2. Kouya no Hate ni
I heard it was a cover, but I’m not sure who sung the original actually. It follows in the footsteps of “Yoake no Kaze” by having a dramatic and brassy sound to it which is cool and all and this song sounds like one of the Western songs (you know like cowboys and the like). However there’s electric guitars here which is the main difference. I once again love JERO’s vocals since they emit good emotions at such a deep and low tone. I still like the A-side more but this isn’t bad actually and I’m sure he did justice on the original.
As this is his first single before his second studio album, Yoake no Kaze was a giant change of sound for me and he sounded just right along with the new brass sound he incorporated on the single. I really enjoyed Yoake no Kaze more than Kouya no Hate ni because the atmosphere of the track actually stuck in my mind easier…but both songs were of good quality!