Kimi no Tomodachi
“A” “I” wo Atsumete
Kibou no Tomoshibi
Maken na! (bonus track)
Shine (Piano instrumental version)
Haruiro Graffiti (Piano instrumental version)
Kimi no Tomodachi (Piano instrumental version)
Letter (Piano instrumental version)
“A” “I” wo Atsumete (Piano instrumental version)
Kibou no Tomoshibi (Piano instrumental version)
I love the art cover for Jubilation and Shine fits the cover perfectly because it’s upbeat and free-flowing and I love the fact WEAVER includes strings and piano along with their pop/rock style. Yuji sounds really nice I must say and the fact there’s no member that plays guitar intrigues me a lot even from the first song. I’d say this is a great way to begin the mini-album.
2. Haruiro Graffiti
Being a slightly more lighter song than “Shine”, Haruiro Graffiti comes next and I found myself enjoying this quite a bit simply because Yuji and everyone else is taking is a bit lighter. After a little bit the song gains some momentum and it’s like a happier “Shine” which is a good sign for me. I noticed the other two members sing in the chorus but it seems they do this a lot. Not as memorable as the first track but it’s still nice!
3. Kimi no Tomodachi
Released as the first digital single of this era, Kimi no Tomodachi is pretty much a ballad in style and that’s a good thing because I was curious to how Yuji would sound in such a setting. Let’s just say that his soft vocals sound great and even as it grows into the chorus, it’s strong and he doesn’t overpower the spring-like atmosphere of the tune.
Letter is definitely their quickest and most upbeat of the 7 songs and that’s pretty good because I was hoping they would pull something out like this, not saying the previous songs are bad but I wanted to hear this. There is a lot of drums though in the song which does take over the song after a while but I really like the bright feel of the song and Yuji did great keeping up. This is probably my favorite song off the mini…or is it “Shine”?
5. “A” “I” wo Atsumete
Yep the other digital single released is also on the mini and is also a ballad even moreso than “Kimi no Tomodachi”. It’s a sweet song to listen to and once again Yuji’s soft vocals sound great and it grows into the chorus…hmmmm does that sound rather familiar? It’s alright but sounds rather much like the other digital single just a bit slower.
6. Kibou no Tomoshibi
After all that, I think Kibou no Tomoshibi sounds nice and stands out from the other songs by actually having a different mood placed in it. Unlike the bright songs on the album this sounds like a song for the night and it sounds really nice all around. I mean even the bells were a nice addition to the song and gave a stronger glow. I’d say it made a great closing…but…
7. Maken na!
I didn’t really expect a bonus track to be on the mini more or less the only track that doesn’t have a “piano instrumental version” as well. Then again I don’t think it needed it because the song was essentially Yuji all over with the other members providing backup vocals. The song with the least going on, but it’s vocally quite comforting.
It’s kind of interesting that I thought WEAVER was gonna be more hardcore than I thought before listening to Jubilation but they’re actually more light and reserved than that thought. The only thing I might come across as a negative is that their music might become sameish but if they keep doing songs like Maken na! and Kibou no Tomoshibi they’ll be alright.