SECRET ADVENTURE (SL REMIX)
1. SECRET ADVENTURE
Why do I get such deja vu vibes from SECRET ADVENTURE? I mean when there’s no video to be accounted for and this song sounds just like “OK”….”HEART”….”TELEPHONE”…the list goes on and it’s kind of running dry here. What I mean the song has this rather cute vibe that the songs mentioned has and done better as well. This also reminds me of some Perfume as well. Oh Nakata…are your ideas starting to run dry? MEG’s vocals are back to the weird pronunciations as well…ugh oh well.
Ok, so GRAY might be a little more interesting since there’s nothing like it right now. I think GRAY is all-English as well which is pretty interesting nonetheless but the instrumentals are so much more better than “SECRET ADVENTURE”. I’ll admit that the song needs time to get used to, but I actually like this song quite a bit so that’s a plus. It’s a pretty quirky tune and one of Nakata’s more good sounding tunes.
3. SECRET ADVENTURE (SL REMIX)
Rounding out the single with a remix of the A-side, this one is more edgier and has harder hitting synths to kind of make it more cooler. The problem I had with the song was that it just felt like there was something missing to make it sound fuller, but the repeating parts of the chorus was epic and the part with just the synths were good but the verses just felt so lifeless. The synth arrangement doesn’t really change to much either so that’s also kind of eh.
As the only single representing the new album for MEG, SECRET ADVENTURE feels like “PRECIOUS” all over again except the A-side was bland and unoriginal, the B-side was more intuitive and interesting since it was all English as well and the remix had its ups and downs. I’m unsure if Nakata is losing his spark but SECRET ADVENTURE would be a good reason to think that he is.