Shoujo Traveler (tofubeats remix)
Yasashii Ame (Instrumental)
For me not being impressed with anything fully the group has released since their album, colorful might be the closest to something I can get behind because it has a kind of idol pop/rock sound to it does stand out amongst the other A-sides they’ve released. However, I’m not exactly fond of how harsh they sound singing together…they weren’t exactly combining strengths here. It’s good, but slightly ranks lower than “Brave” for best A-side of the era.
2. Yasashii Ame
The B-side of the single, was actually kind of nice to listen to! I mean it is a ballad which is kind of low, but this actually slightly fixed the issues from “colorful” but they still kind of struggle harmonizing in certain parts. I actually really liked the shimasen in the final chorus though, that was a surprising twist to the ballad. I can get behind this a lot if I continue to listen to this!
3. Shoujo Traveler (tofubeats remix)
I was worried to see that Shoujo Traveler got a remix and feared the worst and sadly it came to light. We all know the original is that electro sound that seriously whooped a lot of ass last year! The remix from tofubeats turned that song into this chilled out, mid-tempo track and it just didn’t work with how beat-savvy those lyrics are. I don’t know, it just didn’t work for me this time around.
As 9nine close out their 2nd major era, colorful might be the best single of the 4 that were released (which isn’t saying a lot considering that this era has been shockingly weak). The leading track has a good arrangement but the vocals were all over the damn place! Same can be said about Yasashii Ame but at least that had a stronger arrangement and the girls at least tried to vocally come together. Shoujo Traveler’s remix was as disappointing as I had expected to me. I think I’m a bit worried about this upcoming album of theirs…>.>