Shiroku Yawaraka na Hana
Shiroku Yawaraka na Hana (instrumental)
halo effect (instrumental)
I was definitely curious to what Nagi was up to next for her second A-side. Ambivalentidea is actually a ballad for her (softer than anything she did in supercell lol). Nagi’s vocals are really light and quiet to fit the mood of the song which flows so smoothly with the strings that overload the song. It’s like snow is falling around her and she’s just singing what comes to her mind. I was a little surprised it kind of stops midway in the song…is that supposed to happen? I just love the dramatics of the song though since it grows in sound and movement! It’s such a pretty song to listen to and definitely ranks better than “Vidro Moyou”.
2. Shiroku Yawaraka na Hana
The first B-side of the single, starts off mysterious with strings and a low beat and then Nagi comes in with some ad-libbing. It kind of feels like more of a continuation from “Ambivalentidea” but also a little different as well with the way it’s handled. It’s just as laidback as the A-side which could become a problem because unlike the previous song, it doesn’t really grow into anything. It kind of keeps trudging along with the same beat and sound the entire way through. I still do think Nagi sounds great and all, but the arrangement just didn’t work as much.
3. halo effect
At least the boredom is cured with this curious-sounding track in halo effect. It kind of reminds me of Annabel with the weird arrangement but moves into something a little more awesome. It’s upbeat and loud which is what the single needed. It kind of has a certain school food punishment vibe because of all the technical quirks heard in the song and Nagi’s soft vocals. It just worked here! It’s good though and I liked it as much as the leading song.
Nagi’s second single and she’s impressing me even more than she did under ryo. Ambivalentidea is so much more impressive than her debut and blew me away with what she can do as a solo artist. It’s rare for me to love a ballad but this was damn good! So was halo effect, that song brought up something more upbeat and exciting for her and it worked in this case. Shiroku Yawaraka na Hana though kind’ve faded into the background…not bad still, just a little forgetful. Can’t wait to hear her next single!