Because of you [Japan Ver.]
Because of you [Korea Ver.] (CD only)
Rambling girls (Instrumental)
Because of you [Japan Ver.] (Instrumental)
1. Rambling girls
Wait…is this AFTERSCHOOL I’m hearing? I didn’t expect this for their first original Japanese song. I mean the girls sound deeper and almost to the point where it’s sexually charged haha. I have to say it’s pretty damn awesome to hear the girls this way because they sound good. Though I do question if the lyricist got bored somewhere along the line because the chorus is really mostly ~la la la la~ and it does kind of get a little annoying after a while…but this is still a pretty awesome song nonetheless.
2. Because of you [Japan Ver.]
The other A-side of the single is actually a Japanese version of their Korean song, “Neo Ttaemune”. Unlike the energetic vibes of “Rambling girls” this is a lot more lighter and has piano and strings in the arrangement before gaining a solid beat after Kahi’s rapping. It does go back and forth between the slow side and the heavier beats. It’s nice but “Diva” and “Rambling girls” is better XD
3. Because of you [Korea Ver.]
The original version also appears and it has the falling rain in the background which isn’t present in the Japanese take. This one sounds a little more heartfelt since the vocalists are more emotional here. Add in the growing power in Kahi’s rapping and I felt this was totally different compared. I did think the auto-tune was a little ehhh and the addition of dance beats to be a little unnecessary (I was fine with this being a real ballad BTW).
As the 3rd and last of the “PLAYGIRLZ” era, This double A-sided single wasn’t too bad actually…almost on par with “Diva”. While I love the hell out of Rambling girls, I can tell it might test some people with that fail of a chorus. The Japanese version of Because of you is nice but the Korean one still is on top. Interesting how that turned out but overall a good single!