- M O R E
- Ippo Zutsu
- M O R E (Instrumental)
- Ippo Zutsu (Instrumental)
1. M O R E
Opening quietly with a lovely solo from Mei, I wasn’t expecting the track to move from a slow start to a nicely paced electropop sound in amongst the veins of D-topia (well was D-topia) and a little bit of Perfume, FEMM and even FAKY. I really found myself mesmerized by the arrangement and even the quartet managed to pull me into their world with a cool, but sensual sound too. Could I say that Chii’s little sung monologue was just awesome and fits the tune like a glove! I do find that Mei, Micchi, and Jenny also brought a nice overall sound. Overall, it’s a pretty catchy song and I was surprised at how together they feel as a group at debut!
2. Ippo Zutsu
With the other A-side, Ippo Zutsu has more of a floaty arrangement that definitely sounds a bit more familiar towards like Yun*chi and some of the indies acts that I follow, but that’s alright with me! Vocally, it’s a bit safe including those auto-tune/filters which usually only fit these electropop songs, but I think it gives the song a more cuter vibe as oppose to “M O R E’s” more dance style. I do notice there’s a lot of Mei in the song and Jenny/Micchi having secondary here, but the auto-tune makes it slightly difficult, but at least they’re doing melodies to seperate the two so it really makes a lot of sense otherwise. Fun and dreamy tune here!
As the group’s debut, I was surprised to see that the group while 4-members strong are actually far apart as Mei lives in California while the other 3 live in Texas. I wouldn’t have known that if it wasn’t for the PVs for these songs (especially M O R E). The single itself is actually really pleasant, while treading on the current sounds of technopop, it’s still something I always welcome! I can definitely see myself just tapping my toes or nodding my head listening to both. Can’t wait to see what’s next for the group!