Seishun no Flag
Hashiritai GO! GO! GO!
Nantai Renai Kuroge Musume
Seishun no Flag (Instrumental)
Hashiritai GO! GO! GO! (Instrumental)
Nantai Renai Kuroge Musume (Instrumental)
1. Seishun no Flag
After having such a terrible A-side with “AkKanbe Bashi”, WH returns quite nicely with Seishun no Flag which lightly lifts off from the uber cuteness found on that last single. At least there’s some brass and some twinkly stuff present in the song. So there’s also solos from the girls which is pretty awesome to hear, but they still can’t really hold a note and there’s one girl that just sounds offkey (she’s in the bridge before the chorus). Otherwise it’s a pretty catchy tune, just filled with not-so-good vocals.
2. Hashiritai GO! GO! GO!
It’s been quite awhile since we’ve heard something close to pop/rock and with Hashiritai GO! GO! GO!, it’s actually much better than “Seishun no Flag” with once again with some poorly tuned vocals which I know is not their fault because they are underage and all that. Still, I do love the arrangement and energy of the song a lot more, so that’s its saving grace.
3. Nantai Renai Kurage Musume
It seems every single since “Kanpeki Gu~none” has had a Mayu Watanabe solo as the third track. If this continues, I’m going to start bitching at the company for not just giving the damn girl a solo career. Nantai Renai Kurage Musume is probably her best song yet since it doesn’t ask too much from her vocals and I don’t have to shoot a bitch. That is when we get into the verses because she’s once again sounding too nasally and just yikes. Though the whole background vocals was different for a song for Mayu, but I kind of like it.
So 5th single in and no album in sight huh? Jerks! Anyways, I will admit that Seishun no Flag is a good redemption after that terrible A-side in “AkKanbe Bashi”. I still think the five girls vocally aren’t sound great together, but at least they’re trying. Hashiritai GO! GO! GO! is definitely the best of the two group tracks and Mayu’s solo was actually nice…otherwise…I’m still not convinced that they’ll sound any better.