- don’t look at the color
- Not Afraid
- Little in My Little
1. don’t look at the color
It feels like it’s been forever since I’ve heard RURUTIA last, but she quietly brought out a new single for us. don’t look at the color was definitely not what I expected from her as she takes up rock atmosphere with this song. The verses sound mysterious and something a bit like “Seirios” was. Though I also feel like the chorus is a lot more mainstream sounding than other songs she’s done. Overall, it’s a nice song a nice comeback (hopefully).
2. Not Afraid
Our first B-side sounds a bit more stressful of a song due to its arrangement which is ironically still feels a lot like “don’t look at the color” minus the weird electronic trips. RURUTIA’s vocals do feel a bit weak here as she’s hitting thin notes here and there (mostly in the chorus) but I still like the guitarwork behind this one. Though I have to say when she says the title, it’s like she’s saying ~not a fly~…kind of humorous lol!
3. Little in My Little
I’m really curious about RURUTIA’s liking of this echo-like filter that she sings in through all three songs…it’s a bit haunting and yet fits her vocals. As the ballad of the single, Little in My Little will be familiar to fans of her music and I do really like the acoustic/piano arrangement…A nice haunting song and closes the single nicely!
Wow, it feels like years since RURUTIA, well 3 years since her “NODE for R” album and literally 9 years since her last single, “Reirei Tenohira”…don’t look at the color is a rather obscure and strange timed release for a single. Overall though it’s interesting seeing her kind of going the OLIVIA route here with both the leading song and Not Afraid taking a more rockin’ sound while keeping Little in My Little as her go-to ballad. It’s nice, but I feel like I just want more from her on her next release!