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Koda Kumi – Summer Trip July 29, 2013

Filed under: Koda Kumi — solarblade @ 11:32 pm

summertrip

Track Listing

  1. Radio Show Start ~LALALALALA~ [Intro]
  2. LALALALALA
  3. Show Time ~IS THIS TRAP?~ [Interlude]
  4. IS THIS TRAP?
  5. Show Time ~TOUCH DOWN~ [Interlude]
  6. TOUCH DOWN
  7. Radio Show End [Outro]

1. Radio Show Start ~LALALALALA~ [Intro]

So it sounds like a radio station….you know 90.3, Koda Radio xD.  It’s kind of weird there’s a guy host and he’s introducing the single and the song coming up…different from past Koda summer singles…also a tad goofy in a way haha.

2. LALALALALA

The first song, opens up with Kuu wailing xD.  I’m not sure what to really think of the song quite yet because it’s poppy but it has its rock n’ roll quirks as well.  Actually, I could see Ayu singing this song instead of Kuu honestly because the arrangement has a certain Ayu flair about it.  I will say it’s quite different from the normal and surprising we’re getting more rock tracks from Kuu nowadays.

3. Show Time ~IS THIS TRAP?~ [Interlude]

It’s really strange to hear these interludes because it does sound like radio airwaves.  The guy does kind of explain what IS THIS TRAP? is all about which is quite nice for the international fans.

4. IS THIS TRAP?

Taking a bit more of Kuu’s recent synth songs for IS THIS TRAP?, it’s actually a mid-tempo track but with a little bit more oomph.  I feel that it’s gonna stand out the most from the single because these types of songs from her manage to make me take notice a lot quicker than stuff like “LALALALALA” would.  Cool track overall!

5. Show Time ~TOUCH DOWN~ [Interlude]

Not much to say here, the same ideas from the last Show Time are applied here though the host is a bit horny sounding XD.  Weird stuff if you ask me!

6. TOUCH DOWN

I will admit, I was expecting this track to be the dirty song of the single and I was correct.  The auto-tuned male voice is a bit gritty, but this song is something Kuu hasn’t really touched upon for quite a while and I’m loving her voice in this song (even if the empty arrangement is kind of forcing you to pay attention to Kuu).  It does sound VERY Americanized, but regardless…this is a cool track as well!

7. Radio Show End [Outro]

Ending the single, we get an outro from the host fella and like any other outro.  It’s cool and suited the theme of the single, but still kind of hilarious xD

Seems like every summer now on, we’re going to get a single like this.  Summer Trip when compared to “4 hot wave”, “3 SPLASH”, and “4 TIMES”, is a tad weaker to me for some reason…but her releasing schedule has been funky since her baby was born so we can’t fault too much.  Summer Trip isn’t a bad single and the concept of radio airplay is cool and all, but really I think the older singles had WAY better songs.  LALALALALA is my least favorite since summer rock tracks don’t mesh well for Kuu…IS THIS TRAP? and TOUCH DOWN sound more like album tracks rather than A-side material…but they’re cool nonetheless.  I wanna see what she’ll do next single.

 

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