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TOKYO GIRLS’ STYLE – Never ever June 29, 2015

Filed under: TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE — solarblade @ 7:10 pm


Track Listing

  1. Never ever (TJO & Yusuke from BLU-SWING Remix)
  2. Never ever
  3. Never ever (Royal Mirrorball vs MODEWARP Main mix)
  4. Never ever (Royal Mirrorball vs MODEWARP Dub mix)
  5. Never ever (TJO & Yusuke from BLU-SWING Remix) -Instrumental-
  6. Never ever -Instrumental-

1. Never ever (TJO & Yusuke from BLU-SWING Remix)

Jeeze, if I thought TOKYO GIRLS’ STYLE were trying to deviate further from their idol past, this remix should’ve just be the main version hahah.  I love this version because it’s pretty dramatic yet really has a powerful remixed sound to it that worked in every way!  I mean it’s energetic, the group sounds amazing of course (plus all 5 have decent lines) and while the music interlude were a little long, definitely manageable.  It’s a pretty awesome song overall and definitely a favorite of 2015.

2. Never ever

Wish I could say the same for the original mix (or commonly known as the tie-in version for Fairy Tail.  Like I said above, if they were trying to move away from their idol sound, this isn’t a good start because this version while does have some spanish guitar dispersed throughout, the same arranging sounds are here that we’ve had for so long.  Plus the tempo doesn’t seem to work as well with a slower sound.  I mean what can I say that I haven’t with their last couple of singles?

3. Never ever (Royal Mirrorball vs MODEWARP Main mix)

The other remix of the single is a RM remix which hmmm…it’s different.  I mean the beat is pretty cool and the modified and layered and tampered vocals is a cool switch of sounds.  Never ever sounds so odd with these new tricks, but the arrangement does get repetitive after a while with no vocals playing around.  Weird remix overall and doesn’t exactly beat the main one

Their first single after their best album (and the 2nd since their transformation out of an idol setting), Never ever is a strange one.  The original mix (aka track 2) doesn’t feel any different from any of the songs from their best album (that they released before this) and despite having a huge tie-in, it didn’t do much for me.  HOWEVER, the first track, the remix, was pretty amazing and happy that it got the PV…the remix is just cool and makes the song have a bigger punch (reminds of “Juujika” actually).  The other remix is interesting, not sure if worth the listen though.  Overall, it’s OK but if they want to make a stronger change, they need to give up their arranger for their main songs.


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