- Kizetsu Suru Hodo Aishiteru!
- Rock n’ Roll Tsukamitai
- Honto no Shimai Mitai
- Yakusoku Shite ne
- Kore ga Yume Nara
1. Kizetsu Suru Hodo Aishiteru!
Opening up the mini-album, we have the title track and of course it’s sung by all the members involved! Having more of a rockabilly vibe as seen from the pictures and the stageplay itself, the tune is quite upbeat and playful to listen to! While I’m not who the leads are in the song, I hear a lot of Manaka, Yumeno, and for some reason Yamakki in the tune. It’s got cool vibe and even if it does find itself in the same vein as Country Girls’ recent song “Boogie Woogie LOVE”, it’s still a good main theme!
2. Rock n’ Roll Tsukamitai
The other group track, Rock n’ Roll Tsukamitai also fits the genre as the main theme as I’m hearing some new vocals in place of most of the ones found in the first track (I feel like Funakki is making some lines here). It really captures the rockabilly style quite nicely and reminds me of songs from Grease.
3. Honto no Shimai Mitai
The remaining tracks are duets between members and the first is between the main character played by Manakan and Chisaki. Being the more romantic song that usually plays in such settings, the girly cutesy vibe is interesting, but I feel like Manaka’s voice is a bit too squeaky and Chisaki’s more flat-lined perfomance made things a little strange. It’s OK, but it’s very stereotypical perhaps?
4. Yakusoku Shite ne
Next up is a duet between Country Girls’ newest members Yanamin and Funakki. While it’s the shortest track of the mini, Yakusoku Shite ne for me sounds totally different against the other tracks being more like kayoukyoku in some ways. While I do feel like Musubu did a lot better than Nanami, their vocals together blend nicely. It’s interesting and the last part where they sing two seperate melodies was cool to see too!
5. Kore ga Yume Nara
As the last track, the duet here is between the lovers of the stageplay; Manaka and Tsubaki Factory’s Yumeno. I was actually madly surprised at how Kishimon sounds in the song with going for the lower range of notes (as she plays the guy in the play). The song itself is pretty the typical love ballad with piano and strings which is not so bad because it’s the only song of its kind here.
While this is the preview release before the full one, I thought what we got with Kizetsu Suru Hodo Aishiteru! is a whole lotta throwback, especially around the rockabilly genre with the first three tracks. The other two tracks were OK though, but not the best represented of the stageplay, it’ll be interesting what other tracks will be added on the future DVD+CD release.