Ai no Kotoba
Fingers Crossed ~Performed by INTER-D~
Ai no Kotoba -Inst.-
1. Ai no Kotoba
Let’s get this out of the way, Ai no Kotoba is an answer song to her past track “Forever You ~Eien ni Kimi to~”. I’m pretty sure the lyrics are close to one another in some way. I’m already getting tired of the ballads of this era. Like there’s jingle bells and the typical rock ballad thing going on in the chorus. Maybe it’s a little too similar to “Forever You” since they basically have the same arrangements and such. If I’m correct, I think both songs have the same guitar solo, but I’m not sure. Other than that, it’s kind of meh.
Our first B-side starts off weird with a city-like view, but then it becomes something bland and forgetful. The music is just lacking something important. It’s definitly pop/rock, but not in the same veins as “Sugao no Mama”. Not a very memorable track.
3. Fingers Crossed ~Performed by INTER-D~
Seriously, how many times do you have to perform with them. The song is definitly a lot more livelier and they don’t tweak with Rina’s vocals which is a godsend. I still dislike the rapper in the song because he just doesn’t fit with the pop-like atmosphere. How bothersome. “Harmony” is still the best INTER-D collab still.
Rina’s 3rd single for the era is just very poor for me. Ai no Kotoba, though having a purpose just came out very poor and just not that memorable. Colorful is this era’s worst track so far, even worse than the A-side. Fingers Crossed is sadly the best track off the single, but it also has some problems, mainly that rapper guy.