Sekaijuu ni Kimi wa Hitori Dake
1. Sekaijuu ni Kimi wa Hitori Dake
Finally it seems that Kikka has left the VOCOLOID stuff temporarily for something a bit softer and more suiting for Yuu’s vocals to work with. That being said, Sekaijuu ni Kimi wa Hitori Dake is a lighter affair and isn’t really the most intriguing song for me to listen to because it sounds just a little too vanilla for her. As the only original track off the single it doesn’t really do much and thought her previous two A-sides had a bit more color and character.
2. Valentine’s RADIO
The rest of the single are covers (I guess she liked that “Vocolist?” idea quite a bit that she’s continuing to cover random songs. First off is an old anime theme by Yumi Matsutoya. There is a bit more of a synth style going like Yuu’s dabbling with VOCALOIDs and stuff so this might be familiar to Yuu’s new fans. I kind of like this for some reason hahah. It’s spacey, but kind of floaty and effervescent…it’s a really nice arrangement and Yuu sounds good…not a lot of auto-tune but she does have an echo filter present…overall this is pretty awesome lol.
3. Chocolate Damashii
I definitely knew this song before reviewing, this is Aya Matsuura’s last single released! I was curious to how Yuu would handle this song, but she actually did pretty well. It moves at a quicker pace which was one of the reasons the original didn’t do very much for me…but at the same time Ayaya did give a better performance. It kind of just depends on what you wanted more of I guess. It’s a pretty solid cover though!
A triple A-side eh? After Kikka released her VOCALOID-produced cover album, she came back to the singles with a good single, but it’s not exactly her best. I think Sekaijuu ni Kimi wa Hitori Dake is one of her weakest A-sides to date…it’s quite boring and has nothing going for it really. Luckily, she scored points with the cover tracks (oddly enough). I do like Valentine’s RADIO more but she did justice on Chocolate Damashii…I wonder what’s next…?