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Safarii – HANA ~Kimi ni Deatta Kiseki~ September 11, 2011

Filed under: Safarii — solarblade @ 5:55 pm

Track Listing

  1. HANA ~Kimi ni Deatta Kiseki~
  2. Dear
  3. YOKOHAMA BAY
  4. 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.

2. Dear

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.

 

Safarii – Rain

Filed under: Safarii — solarblade @ 4:43 pm

Track Listing

  1. Rain
  2. Epilogue
  3. Dear Mama
  4. Rain -Instrumental-

1. Rain

I love the sounds of rain falling opening up a song honestly. It’s so calming!  Anywho, the A-side begins with that before Sophia comes in with the opening lyrics and she sounds rather loud and the first half of the part sounded flat to me for some reason.  Once the actual arrangement (which is like light reggae and pop) enters the fray, it actually gets better and AK takes over for the verses and he sounds quite good.  The chorus though is the best part though since both members mix it up together.  I have to say this was pretty to listen to!

2. Epilogue

Kind of funny to find a song called Epilogue on a single don’t you think?  Unlike the previous song, it’s a bit more acoustic and it’s only Sophia singing in the song in the first half and then AK.  At least the harshness that I heard at the beginning of “Rain” was just a slip since this song really sounds pretty for Sophia’s vocals.  AK does his thing too and sounds good (maybe not the pseudo-rapping, but whatever).  Basic but clean song.

3. Dear Mama

We then get all R&B for the second B-side on the single and Dear Mama starts of with nice melodies between the members but we get AK rapping again but at the beginning.  Even Sophia is singing in a pace like AK too.  Think mihimaru GT’s more slower songs and you essentially get this without HIROKO’s nasallyness.  It’s alright, but I prefer the previous two tracks over this.

 

 

As the first single representing the “Mou Ichido Waraeru Kara” album, Rain was a good start.  Rain and Epilogue sounded really pleasant to the ears and I love the fact that it’s two of the three members singing together…though it does remind me of a nicer, relaxed sounding, more equality version of mihimaru GT.  Dear Mama was nice too, but it didn’t leave as much of an impression like the other two songs did.