Nakitaku Naru Kedo
Lights and Shades
Bitter Sweet -Bedtime Version-
1. Nakitaku Naru Kedo
A beautiful piano melody opens up Nakitaku Naru Kedo, the song sounds quite smooth and very in her zone especially after her last A-side which was a ballad. Mao’s voice is alright, not as soothing as it was in “Bitter Sweet”, but that’s because the song is more upbeat for her and makes her go into high notes in a very thin fashion. Other than the chorus finisher, the rest of the song flows quite nicely and is another good track from her.
2. Lights and Shades
Our B-side is actually a little more urban and a bit more upbeat as well and sounds kind of like something that would’ve been released in the 90’s with all the beats and keyboarded sounds. It’s better than the A-side because she is more together vocally and her sweet vocals make the song sound so good and quite sexy at points. YAY!
3. Bitter Sweet -Bedtime Version-
So we get another remix, but this time in the form of her last A-side. Now this time, Bitter Sweet actually has a lighter feel to it. There’s not a lot of heavy percussion present and the song’s strings and piano line is brought forward. Otherwise it’s basically the same song at hand. I continue to like her vocals in this song, so I can’t complain too much.
Mao actually did better on this single clearly because all the songs were nice tracks and shows her genre off fine. Nakitaku Naru Kedo is the only to really have a fault and that was the vocals weren’t exactly making her sound that good. Lights and Shades and the Bitter Sweet remix though were all-around good.