Over Drive (Instrumental)
Switch brings mihimaru GT into the synth-pop front with Switch. I love how the synths are bouncing this song and I love hiroko during the afterchorus where she’s saying the title and some ad-libbing. It’s pretty catchy actually and to hear a JPN lady actually rapping in the song is quite interesting. miyake is still doing the backup stuff and even though he’s not that good of a singer he can hold his own. Good way to start off this single.
2. Over Drive
If you must know, Over Drive is a cover of a JUDY AND MARY A-side back in 1995. It’s quite funny because this track was also released beforehand on the cover album for said band with other artists like SAWA. Unlike the synth style of “Switch”, mihimaru GT kept this straightforward with this song, utilizing a more organic sound with acoustic guitar. There’s a breakdown in the middle, which threw me off and seemed pretty useless to me. It isn’t as catchy as the A-side and I do question why they didn’t they just stuck a new track on here.
mihimaru GT’ third single in the 5th era, Switch is a really good A-side, giving that it’s synth-pop and easy to dance along with and it’s pretty slick and cool (they usually are like that). Over Drive though to me was fail…I just didn’t find anything in particular interesting. Shoulda stayed on the cover album IMHO.