Yamete yo! Sinbad
Only you (Instrumental)
1. Only you
After the Kyuukie’s introduction with “Maji Desu ka Ska!” I wasn’t sure what direction Tsunku was going to take with his flagship group and with Only you…it only confused me so much more. Let’s go through the weird stuff. The first thing that caught me off guard with the abstract verses and even stranger transitions through the song. It was so odd and members were shooting lyrics left and right haha. Next was that Riho got tons of solo lines over and the rest of the Kyuukies just got ignored for the most part and that was a little shady…but it was clear that Riho is a favorite. Last but not least was Risa getting auto-tuned…wait WHAT?!? I might not like her much, but her deeper vocals recently has been catching my attention and hearing her under auto-tune is just wtf. Otherwise, this song is quite energetic and has been compared to “Shouganai Yume Oibito”…but alas I don’t see the connection much but I oddly find myself enjoying the song no matter how jagged it is altogether.
2. Yamete yo! Sinbad
I kind of was surprised that the B-side of the single was pretty upbeat and more genki than the A-side. The solid fact that it’s not as all over the place as “Only you” is pretty good, but unfortunately it suffers from the whole H!P bland B-side curse that happens every so often. I do wonder who’s leading (prolly Ai and Reina…). Oh well….
While it’s the second of the era, Only you is quite the oddball of Momosu songs with it’s weird time changes and overall strangeness that’s abound. Yamete yo! Sinbad is a little easier to swallow, but kind of meh after their last one. I guess one single left before Takitty graduates and 10th Gen enters…