Suzukake no Ki no Michi de “Kimi no Hohoemi wo Yume ni Miru” to Itteshimattara Bokutachi no Kankei wa Dou Kawatteshimau no ka, Bokunari ni Nannichi ka Kangaeta Ue de no Yaya Ki Hazukashii Ketsuron no You na Mono
Party is over (AKB48) (Type A only)
Escape (SKE48) (Type S only)
Kimi to Deatte Boku wa Kawatta (NMB48) (Type N only)
Wink wa 3kai (HKT48) (Type H only)
Erande Rainbow (Tentoumu Chu!) (Theater Edition only)
Suzukake no Ki no Michi de “Kimi no Hohoemi wo Yume ni Miru” to Itteshimattara Bokutachi no Kankei wa Dou Kawatteshimau no ka, Bokunari ni Nannichi ka Kangaeta Ue de no Yaya Ki Hazukashii Ketsuron no You na Mono off vocal ver.
Mosh&Dive off vocal ver.
Party is over off vocal ver.
Escape off vocal ver.
Kimi to Deatte Boku wa Kawatta off vocal ver.
Wink wa 3kai off vocal ver.
Erande Rainbow off vocal ver.
1. Suzukake no Ki no Michi de “Kimi no Hohoemi wo Yume ni Miru” to Itteshimattara Bokutachi no Kankei wa Dou Kawatteshimau no ka, Bokunari ni Nannichi ka Kangaeta Ue de no Yaya Ki Hazukashii Ketsuron no You na Mono
Wow AKB, could you have made a long ass title? As the group’s Janken single, Suzukake Nanchara (as it’s shortened to for myself) actually isn’t a ballad (especially with as long of a title) I was expecting a ballad. Instead we kind of get an upbeat idol track with a lot of brass. I hate to say though but coming from their “Heart Ereki” single, this song sounds like most of the B-sides from that single and it was driving me insane. Since Jurina leads the song she got some solos in front of the rest of the girls that are partaking in the song. It’s a bit disappointing, but Janken singles typically leave little to no impact on me as it is.
The single’s B-side though I think takes the group into more of an anison arrangement which is nice and all and I love the guitar riffs, but the song suffers from lack of interest from the girls (except in the chorus). I think it could be good if I don’t think too much on it…but meh.
3. Party is over
So the single is separated into the ___48 groups this time around (a good break from the teams). Party is over is AKB48’s song and FINALLY a song that breaks the mold a bit. It has this classy arrangement that kind of borders pop and R&B. I couldn’t believe that this song sounds refreshing almost and the vocals are done well being more lighter and less shrill. Overall not bad and is much better than “Suzukaka Nanchara” lol.
Why does it seem like SKE48 get some pretty awesome songs? I will say Escape is such a great song and reminds of when SDN48 was still active. The song is a dance track and has some great sounds and beats going on. Even though the chorus is mechanical sounding, the rest of the song just works and definitely is my favorite track from the single.
5. Kimi to Deatte Boku wa Kawatta
NMB48 comes next and of course they get a song that I’m bored with right from the start. I do like there’s a beat to it and the piano makes the song sound airy almost, it’s just the lack of interesting things going on that pushed me away. Not even the vocals were doing anything to me…oh well.
6. Wink wa 3kai
As the newest of the groups on the single, they got Wink wa 3kai and I thought the song was going to be awesome especially with the guitar intro and such. It sounds like a summer single which is a tad untimely but it’s whatever. It’s definitely better than NMB’s song, but not all that memorable.
7. Erande Rainbow
This time around the Theater Edition doesn’t have a song from AKB’s Kenkyuusei. It’s actually from Tentoumu Chu! which I talked about when they debuted on AKB’s last single, “Heart Ereki”. Erande Rainbow does sound like their first song, but replaced the synths with guitars and brass (meaning it’s generic as hell). Eh, I can’t seem to remember how it goes after the first couple listens…
Man, AKB seems to just be in a rut with these bland, generic songs they’ve had most of 2013. Their Janken singles never seemed to really do much for me and Suzukake Nanchara is no exception. Though Party is over is quite different and wished that was the A-side. The only other good song is the one from SKE48 (seems like they’ve gotten a lot of good songs recently). Everything else was just generic crap…I kind of wish they stopped with the multiple releases and focused on making the songs GOOD!….jeeze…