Song for the DATE
Aozora ga Waratteru
Song for the DATE (Instrumental)
1. Song for the DATE
I wouldn’t have foretold that Manoeri’s next single would have so many synths in it. However, after how much praise “Glory days” had gotten this was only logical. It kind of feels nostalgic but at the same time cool and darker than your normal H!P song. I just like the fact there’s something more going on here than the usual fare from Erina. It’s been a long time since I loved a song from her (“Lucky Aura” basically).
2. Aozora ga Waratteru
Since there were no previews of this track before the single’s release, Aozora ga Waratteru was something I was curious to hear. Sadly, it follows in the vein of rock based tracks which kind of disappoints me since it’s a bit like Momusu’s “Watashi ga Ite, Kimi ga Iru” but less guitar licks. It’s alright but quit forgetful for me.
I’m happy that Erina has gotten a little more attention than she did in 2011. Song for the DATE is quite possibly her most intriguing A-side since “Otome no Inori” (her major label debut). It’s aggressive and has a great melody to it. Aozora ga Waratteru is B-side fodder for her though and might just be forgotten…Good start to the 4th era!