Doki Doki Baby
Doki Doki Baby (Instrumental)
Tasogare Kousaten (Instrumental)
1. Doki Doki Baby
I didn’t expect ManoEri to actually start the single off with an actual upbeat song like this. It’s probably her fastest song in the current era and has the most spice as well. I will say that I’m surprised at how much drums are involved in this and how cute this is for Erina. It sounds alright but the music doesn’t really change up anywhere so it remains at the same pace for nearly the entire song. Also, Erina’s vocals have sort of gotten better but they are still kind of weak at the same time. I guess it has the ability to catch on but it’s a slow burner for me.
2. Tasogare Kousaten
After “My Days for You”, I was thinking that it’d be nice to hear Erina’s piano music again and while this isn’t it since there’s more guitars it’s close and I kind of like this track since it’s relaxing and I like her performance a whole lot more than in “Doki Doki Baby”. Though, it kind of reminds me of her earlier days and some of her B-sides as well. Fitting A-side!
Damn! It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen Erina release a single and as the third and final single for the “More Friends Over” era, Doki Doki Baby/Tasogare Kousaten is alright but nothing to write home about. Doki Doki Baby is cute and sugary but I don’t think her vocals kept up with the nature of the song and kind of fell flat for me. Tasogare Kousaten however was a lot better and she does mid-tempos just fine…I wonder what her third album will be like now…