Ryuusei no Kuchizuke
Natsu wanna say love U (tofubeats remix)
Ryuusei no Kuchizuke (Instrumental)
Ikeru, Ikeru! (Instrumental)
1. Ryuusei no Kuchizuke
After their first major album under SONY, I was wondering what would start their second and with Ryuusei no Kuchizuke it eems to start on a rather meh note because it sounds like some Nogizaka46 tune with the synth brass and movement of the song. It was really cheesy for me. At least the verses were nice to listen to because all 5 members get lines. I guess it’s an OK start but after “Shoujo Traveler” this is a little disapppointing.
2. Ikeru, Ikeru!
The B-side of the single kind of reminds me of the stuff from their album which is nice in a way but at the same time, kind of bland which plagues Ikeru, Ikeru! also seems to remind me of “Cross Over” which is a song that I seem to can’t remember and that’s how I feel about this song because while it sounds nice, there’s not a lot to really remember it by.
3. Natsu wanna say love U (tofubeats remix)
Returning again to remix a 9nine track (their last two singles had a tofubeats remix), Natsu wanna say love U got the treatment this time around and like the last couple of random remixes, it’s more of the same ole same found here…but I was surprised that the verses didn’t have a lot of music, almost taking a minimalistic approach…and a lil taste of R&B. However, it’s one of the more impressive remixes because the song is fun and the cute synth passages really made the song cooler. Sadly, tofubeats crashed into the times and there’s a part where dubstep is present >.<
Starting up on their race to the second album under SONY, Ryuusei no Kuchizuke isn’t a great single but it’s not as bad as “Cross Over” was. After “Shoujo Traveler”, I kind of was expecting them to continue on that cooler dance style which clearly worked for them, but they took a step back into their idol-pop style which is alright. Ikeru, Ikeru! wasn’t anything special either which really left us with a surprisingly good Natsu wanna say love U remix…hmmmm I hope things pick up on their next single.