Sabishikute Nemurenai Yoru wa
I find that Re:pray is a pretty ballad from Aimer and a lot more memorable of a song when compared to “Rokutosei no Yoru” but not so much past “Kanashimi wa Aurora ni”. Though I have to admit this song is a bit more of the same old same from her. Strings and piano with little other knick-knacks here. It’s a pretty good song for something that’s a little more happier even Aimer sounds better as well! Good for the first A-side.
2. Sabishikute Nemurenai Yoru wa
The other A-side, Sabishikute Nemurenai Yoru wa made things even more light be really being only Aimer and piano at the beginning of the song. I really don’t know why but her voice has a slight YUI-tinge to it that I can’t deny. After a while more instruments are included and then it kind of turns into “Re:pray” 2. I still prefer the previous song though since it felt brighter and the chorus really stood out!
3. Poker Face
I mean the last cover Aimer did was of a children’s tune and now she’s switching it up by covering Lady Gaga’s most recognizable tune (that could be argued, I know…). Aimer’s version is more piano-based and a little more jazzy but it’s just unusual to take the song that way. Add in the fact that Aimer’s vocals are just a gamble in this song. Some parts she sounds really nice but other parts show her Engrish and the awkwardness through the lyrics don’t fit the style much either. It’s just a little humorous of a cover…I mean bongo drums and some weird keyboard sound? WEIRD.
It’s pretty hard to decide if this single was better than her debut single but then again it’s hard deciding things. Re:pray was the best here so that’s pretty good for the leading song. Sabishikute Nemurenai Yoru wa kind of runs on the same stuff like her other original songs which is kind of bad if that’s going to be her shtick in her career (meaning she needs to change it up from piano/strings ballads). I will say that Poker Face is a MUCH better cover than “TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR”…so all in all, I guess this single did better in the long run.