- Contrail ~Kiseki~
- Contrail ~Kiseki~ (Instrumental)
- Halfway (Instrumental)
1. Contrail ~Kiseki~
I have to say I’m surprised with Mami’s recent switch of styles and I’m not sure if I quite like it a whole ton. Unlike the past where she’d put out something electronic or something rockin’ and dark, Contrail seems to follow the path that her last A-side, “Gardens” by having a more standard anison which bores me quite a lot in these days. I do like that it has more synths and beats over said song, but I still don’t feel like it really stands out amongst her past endeavors.
I was a little more curious to see what would come out of Halfway, but it’s really more of the same if not a little slower than the leading track. I’m not sure what was going on with this song, but I feel like it was just a clone and there’s nothing much to really catch on with it.
I wonder what’s going on with Mami and her recent slump in A-sides because this is the single A-side that I didn’t care for at all (yet, her album between these two singles was her best so far???). Yeah, while “Gardens” survived through its B-side, neither tracks from Contrail did much of anything for me. How unfortunate! Though, one of my readers mentioned that she’s retiring in with a last performance in May, if this is her final single, then this was a pretty mediocre way to say goodbye IMO.