I’m surprised that when I turned Kite on to listen it for the first time that Kite sounded like something Owl City would’ve made because of those synths that were used. I do like that the song is memorable and Kaori sounds really nice except how she pulls the ~I’m a kite, I’m a kite~ that sounds weird to me. Otherwise, this song sounds really good even though I’m still thrown off by the Owl City synths.
As for the B-side that’s not going to make it on “Dear Diary”, Busy-Busy-Bee has a more rock-styled arrangement that follows some of the stuff found on “ONE”. Also produced by Burning Chicken, I was expecting something that was going to be good, but for the most part I found myself bored with the song. “You & I” still rolls all over this. I’m not sure why I don’t like but I think it’s this whole ~busy busy bee~ line that’s said more than enough times in the song.
As the only physical release prior to “Dear Diary”, Kite is better than her last single “Joy/Happy Ending” simply because this single wasn’t a ballad single, that’s for sure. Kite stills throws me off with the whole “Fireflies” feeling I get from it kind of sends me somewhere else. Busy-Busy-Bee kind of was nice, but got annoying after a while with it…Still overall in the era, she definitely went in different directions with all the songs (including the digital singles) and I enjoyed it.