LIKE A HARD RAIN
Saigo no Yoru
LIKE A HARD RAIN (Original Karaoke)
1. LIKE A HARD RAIN
I was happy that LIKE A HARD RAIN was pretty hard as a track with hard guitar playing Nanase’s singing. I can actually stand her vocals here because they aren’t as ear-piercing as it was in the last two singles. I can even say Nanase is quite expressive because she’s showing off some sweet attitude. Could this be my favorite A-side of the era?
2. Saigo no Yoru
Our ethereal B-side pops up next and well, it’s quite different from what I’ve heard so far from her. It’s nice to see her adding new sounds to her songs because Hearing bells and having a more ballad-sound actually worked for her and it meant it didn’t stress her vocals. Trust me, Nanase still has her vocal issues, but they aren’t as prevelant as in the other songs like “Yumemiru Shoujo ja Irarenai”. I really loved the latin guitar ending the song til it fades out, that was very cool.
This could be my favorite single of the “Red” era. Both songs did well for her especially the B-side which was a ballad practically. I think we have hope for her yet and it started out with this cool single. LIKE A HARD RAIN is probably the cleanest of her works IMO so far.