Wasurenai Tame ni
Wasurenai Tame ni (Instrumental)
Cross Road (Instrumental)
Whoa, what are you chanting there nagi? I love the intro for Tokohana quite a bit and even after when it switches into a rock song. Like her previous rock tracks, “Laterality” and “Zoetrope”, Tokohana is a really edgy song with some great guitar chords going, but she included some strings to provide that extra bit of drama. The energy is a little lighter than the aforementioned tracks, but this was a great tune.
2. Wasurenai Tame ni
Of course it’s when the B-sides happen where most of the experimentation can be found. Wasurenai Tame ni starts off with some lowkey piano melody with some other blips and sounds giving this space-y feel. I thought the song was going to be a full ballad, but it opens in the chorus to a little more of a mid-tempo ballad. It’s pleasant, and I’m enjoying nag’s soft vocals against the arrangement a lot! What a pretty song!
3. Cross Road
When I turned this on, the first thing I felt was that Cross Road was an airy adventure of a tune because it really instills those feelings in me with the upbeat arrangement and the chorus was a nice surprise and we get to hear nagi tackle more of her higher register. I will say that I was more into the previous two tracks, but this is pretty good too!
As nagi’s 3rd single of this era, I was kind of surprised how quiet this release was lol. Tokohana is definitely an upgrade over her last A-side “Mitsuba no Musubime” with it’s rockin’ atmosphere and strong vocals. Though the B-sides once again are the real stars on the single. Wasurenai Tame ni and Cross Road are in that same set of songs that just NEED to be A-sides…I love how much effort there is whenever I listen to a nagi single!