HERO ~Kibou no Uta~
RISING DRAGON -DJ DRAGON Remix-
CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA -Official English Ver.-
HERO ~Kibou no Uta~ -Instrumental-
CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA -Instrumental-
1. HERO ~Kibou no Uta~
I was quite surprised to see that FLOW would be doing a theme for a DBZ movie but here we are with HERO and this song is pretty energetic and wild like the series itself so its an amazing feat since I love FLOW’s more louder songs. KEIGO and KOHSHI once again share the roles and I just love the song for its wild energy and it’s so true to FLOW’s sound…I think it might surpass “Brave Blue” actually.
2. CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA
Wow, so the other A-side is a cover of a 1989 Hironobu Kageyama song and also one of the opening themes for DBZ and good lord they chose such a classic song here. FLOW’s version of the song is VERY close to the original, but given the modern touch. I love this take because it’s got the same awesomeness throughout the song. I really like this cover and happy they stayed faithful to the original.
3. RISING DRAGON -DJ DRAGON Remix-
The remix for the single is kind of strange being as it’s one for RISING DRAGON (which was a B-side to GO!!!, which that was a NARUTO single). This just seems a bit freaky. I couldn’t really understand the need for the remix since it’s really random and just kind of thrown together for the sake of having a remix. At least the rapping in the parts are really cool to listen to but otherwise, the remix is just a bit too much.
4. CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA -Official English Ver.-
Last but not least, we get an English version of the secondary A-side and maybe FLOW shouldn’t have tried this because both lead singers sounds very weird and the accents really make the lyrics essentially impossible to understand (and I swear I hear Japanese still being thrown around). Yeah this was kind of meh.
FLOW ends the “FLOW THE MAX!!” era with the second single released and I was pleasantly surprised by it! HERO is quite energetic and fun to listen to, plus FLOW sounds great. Their cover of CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA was awesome and definitely did the original justice, but only the original, the English version was kind of bad. The RISING DRAGON remix was random but I suppose someone could get a kick out of it😄. Overall, good single!