Kimi to Futari
Connect -TV MIX- (Anime Edition only)
Of the A-sides released, I have to say that I really enjoyed the hell outta Connect the most. It was pretty energetic and unlike “irony” it had a bit more of a natural instrumentation. With piano, acoustic guitars, and strings taking the place from the synths…it was a nice change. It’s breezy and both ladies sound great together as usual. Definitely my favorite of the 4 A-sides.
If you were missing ClariS’ more synth-based songs, don’t fret because Dreamin’ fills that gap up nicely and left off where the previous single did with their songs. Of course there’s solo lines that are to suspect the difference in vocal tones. I don’t think it’s very memorable like the other synth songs (but it’s hard to really tell the placing for these similar sounding tracks).
3. Kimi to Futari
The other B-side for the single, Kimi to Futari kind of lets ClariS dabble in some R&B and I kind of like this experimenting from the duo. It’s pretty basic but I like the vocals and the cute synths frolicking in the background. Simple but nice as a B-side.
As the second of the “BIRTHDAY” era, Connect might be the best A-side…but I think the rest of the single is rather lukewarm (which is how I’ve been feeling for all the singles). I should be happy about all four A-sides getting on the album with new songs but I don’t know. Connect’s B-sides were OK but nothing I’d totally go back to over and over again.