HANA ~Kimi ni Deatta Kiseki~
HANA ~Kimi ni Deatta Kiseki~ (Instrumental)
1. HANA ~Kimi ni Deatta Kiseki~
Unlike the two other A-side of the era, HANA actually begins with AK instead of Sophia which is a little bit of a surprise to me. Also while “Rain” was a light pop song while “BAD DAY” was the spazzy fun song, this is actually a moving ballad. I also hear Oki later in the song with a few solo lines and he sounds a little different compared to AK but still good while Sophia is basically in the chorus. I’d say it’s a good song…probably the best of the three songs.
Sophia returns to the front of Dear which has a light reggaeton with AK doin his rappin and all that. I think that it grows from “Rain” but has much more interesting things going on. It’s a fun little tune to get into since all three members have lines and the song doesn’t change too much from its start. Not bad!
3. YOKOHAMA BAY
We get into the second B-side and I think Oki starts up with rapping while AK and Sophia sings. Since it feels like the guys are taking over again it’s ok, but I like my Sophia damnit! Even sadder is that they included auto-tune for this mid-tempo R&B styled song so when it’s heard it bothers me just a bit…SINCE IT’S USED IN THE CHORUS PREDOMINATELY. I just can’t take this song like the other two…they should’ve not used auto-tune in a song like this…
Safarii’s second single of the era might have had the best A-side in HANA but the other two songs in the long run didn’t strike me as good as the other two singles did and YOKOHAMA BAY was just icky. I wonder what the album will have.