Wake Up -TV MIX-
Wake Up -instrumental-
1. Wake Up
I have to say that the duo really works better when there songs aren’t pop/rock tracks like their last single. Wake Up steps into more of a cuter zone which isn’t in bad taste because it works with the two gals. It’s definitely their lightest A-side yet, but I kind of like its charm for sure.
2. Nakanai yo
The first of the B-sides, Nakanai yo tones things down for this ballad. It’s a pretty song to listen to and I really like the vocal melodies in the song as they stood out from the arrangement quite nicely. As for said arrangement, it’s pretty simple with piano/strings/some percussion. I wouldn’t have minded this being an A-side either.
3. a moment
I was kind of hoping a moment was going to be another fast piece, but it turns out that it’s another ballad here. I notice the main difference is that the arrangement is more keyboard fronted than in “Nakanai yo”. I kind of feel like I’m listening to the same song again with just a different arrangement…a tad disappointing.
I’m happy ClariS is continuing on after their debut album and Wake Up is a good start since it’s better than a couple of their previous singles. Wake Up has a really cute but not excrutiantingly painful song and it’s definitely a better song than “Naishou no Hanashi” was. Of the B-sides it’s really one or the other because the second song you hear, you’ll be thinking…they sound alike! To me, I prefer Nakanai yo over a reason…but some might be the other way around. It’s an all right single overall.