Veil of MARIA
In a Lucid Dream
1. La Lune
Beginning Satsuki’s first release, La Lune is actually quite slow and has a good flow with the instruments. I really like Satsuki’s voice when he was with RENTRER EN SOI, so I was naturally intrigued by his voice in this song. Sadly, the song doesn’t have a strong hook to it and feels a little like a random idea thrown together to make a song. It’s ok, just not the best he’s done since his solo career started.
2. Veil of MARIA
That’s why we have Veil of MARIA. It’s so abstract of Satsuki’s vocal and there’s also a female vocalist, or it could be him. The arrangement feels so different from what I’m used to and I love the mysterious flow, especially once Satsuki starts to use auto-tune. I have to say, he’s got a chilling upper tone and it’s great.
Back down to Earth, AWAKE is back to somewhat of a normal sounding song, but it has this strings part that sounds great with his vocals. It’s definitely the closest thing to being like RES stuff so it’s a good nod back, but it also shows he’s trying to make a name for himself and AWAKE is a good bridge to show that.
4. In a Lucid Dream
Ending off the single is well…iono. In a Lucid Dream has a mix of Satsuki ad-libbing and him saying things behind the piano-led music. It’s a little strange, but it sounds like “Veil of MARIA” playing a little in the background and makes a good ending song leaving the drums playing alone before it ends.
Who knew Satsuki was actually going to go solo? AWAKE shows big difference to him and it sounds refreshing after all the RENTRER stuff. I have to say though that Veil of MARIA was just amazing. I wonder if “CRYSTAL” was be even better