Unmei no Shizuku ~Destiny’s star~
Hoshizora Keikaku ~Merry X’mas thanks daddy ver.~
Be your wings (Hi-NGR Attack Remix)
FRIENDSHIP (BE MY FRIENDS Remix)
1. Unmei no Shizuku ~Destiny’s star~
Wow, the beginning for Unmei no Shizuku was surprising since it consisted of strings and strong vocals from CHISA. Of course it starts going into the main arrangement after a while and the beat of the song kind of resembles “Shiawase no Jouken” and “Climber’s high” since it’s energetic and has a lot of punch to it, but has the same amount of synth usage throughout. I’m still on the fence with this song since it does kind of sound good, but at the same time it’s too plain and sounds too familiar, but I shouldn’t bitch bout that XD
2. Hoshizora Keikaku
As it’s the second A-side, Hoshizora Keikaku to me sounds just like a GND-ish Winter song and we’ve covered that back last year with “Orion”. However, I do love the energy on this one a little bit more than “Unmei no Shizuku” despite poor vocals. To me this resembles a bit much like “Seeds of dream” and “Ready to be a lady”. It’s just very difficult to swallow, but at least it’s another happy-go-lucky tune.
3. Hoshizora Keikaku ~Merry X’mas thanks daddy ver.~
So we get into three remixes for the single, Hoshizora Keikaku is definitely more Christmas themed for our first one and moreso since the lyrics are also slightly different to feed into the seasonal theme. To me the song has got more guitar-ladened. It’s not so bad since the song feels more festive, but I think I prefer the original slightly more.
4. Be your wings (Hi-NRG Attack Remix)
I don’t think there has been a good remix of Be your wings, but I definitely approve of this since it sounds like some of Ayu’s or m.o.v.e’s older remixes and it’s great to see the uprising of them. While it does take the GND-ness of the original out and replaced it with more of a eurotrance feel, I think it sounds good even though the melody is kind of hard to follow along. It’s a bit long though at 6 minutes though so…..hahaha.
5. FRIENDSHIP (BE MY FRIENDS Remix)
The other remix going to one of the other A-sides released in their previous era, FRIENDSHIP has changed into more of a mid-tempo eurotrance tune, but also sounds a whole lot more serious than in its original format. I don’t like it as much as I did with the “Be your wings” remix, but this does beat out a lot of previous ones though.
I’m at a standstill with GND’s 3rd single of the era, it seems that they’re declining on the singles since they began it with “Freedom”. I think Unmei no Shizuku was supposed to be their “epic” song, but it kind of feels shorthanded and they have better songs IMO to have taken that spot (“Infinity” anyone?). Hoshizora Keikaku is alright, but once again much better and happier songs from them, though I will give them credit for the Christmas-y remix they put on. The other two remixes are definitely better ones they’ve had though as well. Good single, but I’m wondering what the album or potential 4th single will bring.