Boy, I Wish You Were Here ~Koko ni Itekuretara~
Smile Smile (Voice-less Track)
Boy, I Wish You Were Here ~Koko ni Itekuretara~ (Voice-less Track)
1. Smile Smile
It just seems lately that Ayaka has gotten into this bright atmosphere with the last couple of releases from her. Smile Smile from her is peaceful and charming but it’s a bit mundane because I wouldn’t be able to remember it by melody. Once again though her vocals really stand out and the guitar solo is a nice touch, but it’s not as great as “NOT A LOVE SONG” was.
2. Boy, I Wish You Were Here ~Koko ni Itekuretara~
The B-side of the single is actually a bit more down to earth and has more of a serious light than “Smile Smile”. I’m surprised the song’s style is more R&B but still Hirahara’s style. Her vocals are spot on and they sound heavenly with the piano melody and the beats. Fitting!
I guess Ayaka wants to be more hip and modern these days (especially after Doki!). For her first single after that album, Smile Smile isn’t totally her best but it’s not boring either…it’s kind of in the middle of average. I will say that I do prefer Boy. I Wish You Were Here, but both are acceptable by me lol