- Jidanda Dance
- Feel! Kanjiru yo
- Jidanda Dance (Instrumental)
- Feel! Kanjiru yo (Instrumental)
1. Jidanda Dance
It’s been a while since Juice=Juice has really done a goofy song so when I begun listening to Jidanda Dance, I was happily surprised at how funky and funny the song came off (especially the hooks it was passiong off). I was also impressed with how much more Yuka and Akari have been pushed as vocalists. Throw in a random section for Ondo-styled music and it’s a bit bizarre but it definitely stuck out to me a LOT! Great A-side for the group!
2. Feel! Kanjiru yo
Though I can’t quite say the same for the other A-side for the single. Unlike the bizarre upbeat and fun style of the previous track, Feel! Kanjiru yo is the opposite, a slow-paced ballad with a lot of synth horns *sigh*. I don’t know, this just feels plain and slightly generic but considering that Juice=Juice hasn’t done a ballad since “Tsuzuiteiku STORY” and that was just a blah (even when there’s a sitar thrown in the arrangement).
Juice=Juice return with a new single and I’m half & half with it. I really did enjoy Jidanda Dance a whole lot and seeing Juice=Juice with their hair down and having immense fun (like they did in “KEEP ON Joshou Shikou!!”) is always a treat to hear from the quintet. Plus the music was off the wall and just left a smile on me. Feel! Kanjiru yo though is just bland all over and really doesn’t do any favors for them as a ballad (couldn’t we have gotten “Giniro no Telepathy” instead?…or any of the other 4 unreleased songs they have…