Sweet Rishi Boy (Anna Tsuchiya mush up ☆Taku Takahashi)
1. Brave vibration
Anna finally returns with well, her summer track, Brave vibration. Now if you’ve been following her since the end of the “NUDY SHOW!” era, you’ll know that she’s been doing some experimental stuff with ravex and released “GUILTY” even before that. So it wasn’t hard to guess her next track would be back into the whole feel-good rock side. It’s true, it’s calming and still has some funky stylings going on, mainly with whoever is playing the guitar. (BTW the guy in the PV playing the guitar is hot). I actually think this was a good song overall.
2. Sweet Rishi Boy (Anna Tsuchiya mush up ☆Taku Takahashi)
Yep she actually returns back with Taku from m-flo for the first B-side of the single. When Taku is mentioned in the track, you know it’s going to be dance and quite experimental on both ends and it’s true. Sweet Rishi Boy starts with a bhangra-like sound to it and leads to a mid-tempo dance track. I have to agree with a few people that it does suffer from an awkward slow tempo and honestly would’ve worked better with a faster one. Not bad, just drags too much.
Thank god, Loser! finishes off the single in a cool and dark way. Actually it does kind of remind me of “u”from her “cocoon” single as they both have darker tones and strong vocals. There’s not a lot to really say about it, but if you’ve heard “u”…then you basically get the message outta this song too.
So Anna begins the era with a summer single as evident by the leading track. It’s a feel-good track and should make ya happy whenever you need to listen to it. Sweet Rishi Boy was something I didn’t expect, which was a disappointing Taku track…maybe it needs a re-edit or something. Loser! was good in the way that it was rock hard, but felt similar to one of her past tracks.