Sayonara Usotsuki no Watashi
Golden Chinatown (Instrumental)
Sayonara Usotsuki no Watashi (Instrumental)
1. Golden Chinatown
Seems like Berryz are once again going outside of Japan to get ideas for songs (well it’s more like Tsunku is, but you know). Golden Chinatown at first listen sounded a lot like a mix of “WANT!” and “Asian Celebration” which did make me complain of the unoriginality thrown here, but add in the Chinese elements and actually this song is a disco-banger for me! I love that there’s a bit more of the back members (more focused on Yurina and Momoko) and Rii and Miya get to kind of sit back for this. I think my favorite are the melodies that are in the back like the guitar/bass bounces in the verses <3! This is definitely a much needed song after the messy song of their last single.
2. Sayonara Usotsuki no Watashi
The other A-side of the single to me is kind of what’s been popular in H!P recently and that’s the electro song. Not that it’s bad because there’s no auto-tune like in some other tracks! The line distribution though goes back to Risako and Miyabi in the front and everyone taking more of a support role. The song for me isn’t much in my tastes though because it has a similar feel to C-ute’s “Aitai Aitai Aitai na” where it’s so explosive but once you delve in, it’s just a bit disappointing.
So, I feel like this single did kind of make up for whatever misstep happened on “Asian Celebration” but I also feel a bit strange having two A-sides but not B-side. Golden Chinatown is a pretty nifty song and fits the Chinese mood quite snuggly and loved hearing Chinami, Maasa, and Captain more! The other A-side is kind of more electro stuff that Tsunku is kind running dry on. It’s loud and heavy, but it doesn’t have much to hook onto (at least by me)…hmmm what’s next…