- Sankaime no Date Shinwa
- Fuwari, Koi Tokei
- Mou Saikou!
- Sankaime no Date Shinwa (Instrumental)
- Fuwari, Koi Tokei (Instrumental)
1. Sankaime no Date Shinwa
As the leading song, Sankaime no Date Shinwa takes more of the serious route like “Junjou cm” and “Hana Moyou” but with a little more guitar lines to make it more angsty and wild. I’m noticing a lot of Maopin in the track which is a nice change on top of hearing all of the normal leads take place as well. I mean Ami gets one line while Riko gets 2, but the rest sound awesome here and the track is just a fun ride overall!
2. Fuwari, Koi Tokei
I wasn’t expecting the other A-side to rather be a soft song for the group, kicking things with piano and Risamaru/Kishimon lines. I really love the buildup to its chorus a lot and when it does happen, the chorus is just right and the line distribution feels a bit more even. The only thing that seemed maybe a bit out of place was the bridge with the synths and light dubstep blemishes.
3. Mou Saikou!
I wasn’t expecting the single to include a B-side, but Mou Saikou! ended up being included. If you don’t know, it is a Japanese Cover of “Best Day Ever!” the English version that was used in the cartoon Trolls: The Beat Goes On. What an odd choice for a song to cover (they also covered “Hair In the Air!”, “Hair up Sora e!”, which is oddly missing?). Back to Mou Saikou! the song is definitely something unusual for Tsubaki since it doesn’t sound like anything of theirs. Regardless, the song is just happiness rolled into a song and quite catchy of a song. I was even liking the solos (well the ones that were given to Mizuho, Kiki, Risa, and Yumeno. I’m not even surprised the song is only 2:50 in length either. Cute song though.
Tsubaki releases their first single in 2019 with a pretty decent one at that! After “first bloom”, I felt like Tsubaki were on a roll and decided to continue throwing great songs like Sankaime no Date Shinwa which covered the serious, dancey track while Fuwari, Koi Tokei was the slower but romantic one. Throwing Mou Saikou! as a bonus was neat (should’ve added “Hair up Sora e!” to kind of get both Trolls songs outta the way though). All in all, this was a good single for them!