Shiawase wa Tsuki Yori Takaku
Akarui Koi no Uta
Shiawase wa Tsuki Yori Takaku (off vocal)
Akarui Koi no Uta (off vocal)
1. Shiawase wa Tsuki Yori Takaku
At least we’re getting something that’s relatively exciting from Aki this time around? It’s like she took her light-hearted sound during the “from now on” era and added a bit more oomph to it but not sacrificing her vocals. It’s more upbeat, but retains the happy-go-lucky feeling for the most part. I think she’s finally leaving her ugh fest behind her and finally getting some good stuff going.
2. Akarui Koi no Uta
Looking at the art cover for this single makes me want to think Aki was going to get uber cute for either the A-side or the B-side, but I’m so happy she didn’t go that direction because neither songs sound like that (well maybe a little bit.) Akarui Koi no Uta is a little bit lighter than “Shiawase wa Tsuki Yori Takaku” in the way that the percussion is lighter and there’s more piano.
I think so far this era has been really good for Aki (thank god, I can’t imagine going through another one like “from now on”). Shiawase wa Tsuki Yori Takaku is pretty light-hearted for a single, but I didn’t mind it since there was effort put into doing these songs right. Good job Aki!