Samurai Heart (Some Like It Hot!!)
LINK IT ALL
1. Samurai Heart (Some Like It Hot!!)
There’s something about SPYAIR and their rockin’ style that makes me giggle on the inside because it’s upbeat and interesting to listen to because it’s not too serious nor trying to go in that direction. Samurai Heart really pulls that in with children chanting the ~samurai heart~ in various places while Ike (the band’s vocalist) goes on with his singing. I actually enjoyed this song and feels pretty much like a fun song to listen to on a sunny day.
I also knew that they also had a serious side to them and Crazy was a surprise for me. There’s a lot more focus on some of the synths that Enzel (their DJ) uses and it’s kind of interesting. To me SPYAIR here sounds like a combination of UVERworld and FLOW (recently). I loved the darker instrumentation and glow with this song and I oddly prefer it more than “Samurai Heart” oddly enough.
3. LINK IT ALL
Then they decided to top off the single with a slower track with LINK IT ALL. I enjoyed they took off with a rock ballad with this one and we get to pay attention more to Ike’s vocals. They aren’t bad persay, but they don’t stand out like other rock bands which might be unique on its own strange way. After a while it does kind of drag, but it’s still a nice song and it feels right on this single.
Even though I should’ve started reviewing them when their third single, “Japanication” was released…no leaked it out and still hasn’t to this day and it’s making me a sad panda. So I guess my first review of this band is their 4th single (and more than likely their last in their first major label era), Samurai Heart is a solid release from this band. I like the positive energy the main track gave in and then loved the darker tinged Crazy even moreso and then finally coming to a soft close with LINK IT ALL. This group definitely has the properties to be something amazing in due time IMO.