DREAMS COME TRUE (Japanese Version)
DREAMS COME TRUE (Instrumental)
Even though technically this isn’t their first original JPN song, FIRST is their first original song that’s an A-side. While it’s not as hardcore as their previous two singles, FIRST still carries the energetic punch that has been making me pay attention to their music and once again I found myself loving this song entirely. The solos between the girls are still spread out evenly and their Japanese is more or less the same as it was in “I My Me Mine”. Either way, good start to the single and the PV is cute for sure.
2. DREAMS COME TRUE (Japanese Version)
The other A-side on this single is of course their Japanese take of DREAMS COME TRUE which was used in an OST. It means it wasn’t released in 4minutes official list of releases, but w/e we get a new version. Now I haven’t listened to their music across the seas, but DREAMS COME TRUE is totally a 180 from all their previous efforts. For one thing, the song sounds rockin’ and almost like a fun rock tune. It kind of sounds a little idol-like in places and with the loud speakers of the group, it would’ve easily fell into that. Very weird song for them, but whatever.
Once again like their previous singles, we get an already released Korean song. Likewise, HIGHLIGHT comes from their 2nd mini-album, “Hit Your Heart”. I found it pretty cool that we’re back into the synthy dance stuff because this is what the girls excel at and HIGHLIGHT shows it well. Not sure what’s harder between this and “FIRST”, but it’s good and makes me want to listen to their Korean songs.
FIRST/DREAMS COME TRUE might be the era’s last single, but it shows that 4minute is pretty consistent with their releases so far and with an album announced in December, I can only wonder what’ll be on it besides the A-sides. Anyways, FIRST is pretty good, as good as “I My Me Mine”, very heavy and beat-driven…SWEET! DREAMS COME TRUE is just a little too strange being all pop/rock and all that weirdness. Of course HIGHLIGHT was good too, since it is the original version XD