Introduction ~sunny time~
Poppin’love cocktail feat. TEEDA
Interlude ~sunset time~
IN THE AIR
Interlude ~midnight time~
Interlude ~time to…love~
1. Introduction ~sunny time~
Another Kuu single that has way too many intros/interludes? Why am I not surprised seeing as this is a quad A-side. Sunny time begins on a beach with a clock ticking then a car starting revving off and driving off (“Driving” much?). Anyways the radio is turned on for a short period of time and then the brakes are used. Weird intro if you ask me.
2. Poppin’love cocktail feat. TEEDA
Our first full song is a collaboration of course and it seems that this is the summer song for the song but it’s funky because it’s an upbeat rock track (think “Hashire!” but TEEDA who kind of annoys to a great degree). Kuu doesn’t sound too bad but like “Hashire!” it doesn’t really suit her very well. I also get vibes of “Lick me♥” as well which puts my interest in this song even LOWER. Sorry but this first main track is pretty bad, ngl.
3. Interlude ~sunset time~
So the ticking clock returns and so do the sound of waves but the music in the background is really nice and sparkly and mixes really nicely with each other despite the uber short length. I just hope it leads to something pretty awesome.
4. IN THE AIR
And for good reason to because IN THE AIR is probably the first song I’ve been rather interested in a while from Kuu. I’ve heard that it’s been compared to “WIND” and “anytime” and that’s pretty good because she pulls off the more fluffy pop songs. It’s a bit like going to the past with her and I actually like her vocals quite a bit. Good track!!!
5. Interlude ~midnight time~
Yeah, the typical clock enters but this time around it sounds like we’re at a party with music playing in the background. It’s one of the more useless interludes on the single but whatever!
So we usually have our dirty song but it seems we get two on this song “Poppin’love cocktail” kind of failed though. V.I.P. is definitely one of those ero-kakkoi songs from Kuu with a pretty clinky arrangement with a good clapping rhythm. It sounds pretty busy in different parts of the song but Kuu did sexy pretty well but I could use less of the filtered vocals heard throughout. It’s pretty interesting and some of the arrangement kind of reminds me of “UNIVERSE” but still it’s good.
7. Interlude ~time to…love~
Getting into our final interlude, time to…love starts off like the others do for sure. However it does sound like the previous interlude with people talking like it’s a party but it seems Kuu leaves the party at the end. Kind of sudden of an ending but I guess it works in some strange way.
Strange that she closes the single with another synth-based song like KO-SO-KO-SO but that’s good because I actually also ended up enjoying this one. It really fits her style and she sounds sexy without crossing the line which is nice. I have to say this is a pretty damn good song to listen to!
Kuu begins a new era with something that parallels “4 hot wave” yet feels like a clone to “3 SPLASH”. 4 A-sides eh? I have to say this one was just as good but it has some hollow issues to work out. I mean were the interludes REALLY that necessary? I seriously could’ve lived without them and Poppin’love cocktail…it really sucks as a song! IN THE AIR and KO-SO-KO-SO were the single’s best tracks and I have to say cute, pop songs and synth tracks are her forte. V.I.P. is a little on the fence, but I think I just need more time to get used to it. Good single and with “Ai wo Tomenaide” announced so quickly…I’m sure we’ll get a ballad next.