Big Boys Cry
Big Boys Cry (Instrumental)
1. Big Boys Cry
Ok this song has such a cute melody with the flutes…I just had to say that because it just made the song for me because it has a certain spring flair to it. Big Boys Cry is a speedy song lyrically with Namie floating in the chorus after all that. It’s not heavy like her past songs, but I kind of like this playful atmosphere for some reason, it’s amusing in a good way. I don’t know if it is A-side material, but I did quite like this track.
I was expecting Namie to leave the Engrish back on “Uncontrolled” but she brings it for the ballad A-side for Beautiful. Not gonna lie, the song is actually not bad either because her pronunciation has gotten a LOT better in my opinion. Of course she throws in Japanese so it’s not a total language bomb (even if she’s like ~even it’s no supplies, even it’s no supplies~). Minus that slip-up, this song has a great tone and really makes up for some of the slower tracks that I really couldn’t get behind in her last album…great ballad!
After “Uncontrolled”, I wasn’t sure of where Namie was really heading but this single is a good sign for me at least. Big Boys Cry is quite quirky and playful, but I do feel as if it needed more backbone? I don’t know like there’s just something that doesn’t feel complete about it. At least Beautiful was there to really bring it up because it was just a great ballad for Namie (except the supplies line). Overall, definitely good, slightly under “Go Round/YEAH-OH” but better than a couple others.