LIFE – LOVE CiRCLE
Ai finally does something about holidays and Pocket was the answer. Kickstarting the era off with a wintry ballad, is pretty risky. I don’t think it’s one of her best ballads since it is just piano and acoustic for majority of it. It’s pretty, but when the guitars and drums come in, it does seem to get better, but I don’t really enjoy the song much…Don’t know why, but it’s not just that good to me.
Ticket luckily makes things upbeat for us which is pretty awesome. At the same time I’m gettin that retro feeling that I got with last single “PEACH/HEART” mainly on the secondary A-side. It easily is a better track overall than “Pocket” since it took the strings and made it’s own. I wish Ai did put this track on “LOVE LETTER”, but then again it’s pretty rare to see a B-side making to an album.
3. LIFE – LOVE CiRCLE
Another risk Ai chose was to do a full-on English track and LIFE – LOVE CiRCLE came to be. Her accent is pretty obvious and it’s quite obvious she hasn’t had much of learning, but it’s enough to get her by. Like, “Ticket” it’s pretty catchy and upbeat for her which is good. There’s a little bit of Japanese which is where the chorus ends. For her first try in a different language, it’s actually quite good.
Ai’s first single for the “LOVE LETTER” era was surprisngly a little safe for her (then again the whole era was just too safe). Pocket was just a typical winter track, nothing more, nothing less. Ticket and LIFE – LOVE CiRCLE were pretty upbeat, but it doesn’t stand out in her discography, at least IMO it doesn’t. Still it is my least favorite single of the era.