- Date no Hi wa Nido Kurai Shower Shite Dekaketai
- Junjou cm
- Kon’ya Dake Ukaretakatta
- Date no Hi wa Nido Kurai Shower Shite Dekaketai (Instrumental)
- Junjou cm (Instrumental)
- Kon’ya Dake Ukaretakatta (Instrumental)
1. Date no Hi wa Nido Kurai Shower Shite Dekaketai
Oi, long title again lol. Anyways the first of the three A-sides, Date no Hi wa Nido Kurai Shower Shite Dekaketai definitely feels like more of the same style that Tsubaki has been under, but slightly somewhat somber sounding? With the focus mostly on Risa, Yumeno, and Kiki…it was a decent song, but I feel like the lack of energy is sticking out for some reason. It’s OK for the most part, just not quite up there with their bests.
2. Junjou cm
Second A-side comes up and strings & piano are added to the synth arrangement to make it sound like something from Morning Musume circa Platinum era. The familiar vibes I get here are nice. A little bummed that there’s very little in the way of solos (most of them are at the end of the chorus where the members get like one or two words at best). Still, the song is a bit more memorable than the previous track.
3. Kon’ya Dake Ukaretakatta
As the 3rd A-side, I wasn’t expecting the song to be the happiest one off the single and I liked the bouncy nature of it! There’s something about the song that reminds me of anison music, but it’s definitely refreshing after two of the more serious songs in their discography. For that reason, I ended up really loving the song and there’s solos everywhere! WOO!
Tsubaki’s 2nd single of the year and while I do think it did better than their previous single, “Teion Yakedo/Shunrenka/I Need You ~Yozora no Kanransha~”. it still doesn’t quite grab me as much as their first two major singles. I think both Date no Hi wa… and Junjou cm are OK serious songs, but neither are quite that memorable to me…but at least Kon’ya Dake Ukaretakatta was upbeat and catchy. Curious when an album will appear (they have two unreleased songs, so I assume it’s coming soon).