- High Tension! Wagga Jinsei!
- High Tension! Wagga Jinsei! (Nanchatte Samba mix) (Limiteds only)
- High Tension! Wagga Jinsei! (Instrumental)
- Wadachi (Instrumental)
1. High Tension! Wagga Jinsei!
With a title as such, High Tension! Wagga Jinsei! was going to of course be the more idol-like track here with a fast beat and a lot of synths and funny enough finger snapping! There’s something a bit different to past endeavors which felt more straightforward. I’m liking all the different areas of the song and while I hear a lot of Hashimon, the remaining members seem to get some feature as well. Decent A-side!
The other A-side included, Wadachi is a bit of a 180 for the quartet from going to an upbeat and fun vibe to something more pop/rock and serious. This is what reminds me of stuff during their “1116” album where a lot of there songs were kind of more mellow and rockin’ at times. I like the tune itself since it is CBC being all musician-like and what to me feels trying to pull away from the
3. High Tension! Wagga Jinsei! (Nanchatte Samba mix)
Though in Regular editions, it comes with a remix of the leading A-side! Obviously comparing from the original cut, this remix has a LOT more synths involved. Now, I did follow that the song would take a (fake Samba) vibe and the only times it gets close to Samba is the chorus where it has whistles and a faster beat. I kind of like this remix, suits the tune nicely!
As the first single to kick off a new era for Ciao Bella Cinquetti, I feel like they started off quite strongly with this double A-side release! I feel like both High Tension! Wagga Jinsei! & Wadachi both represented what works with the group and neither song disappointed me. Hell, even the remix was decent! I’m curious to see where they go (also with Berikyuu graduated, makes me wonder when CBC will since they’re about the same age (a little younger though)).