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Beckii Cruel vs. The Clones – U Can’t Kiss Me October 26, 2011

Filed under: Beckii Cruel — solarblade @ 1:57 am

Track Listing

  1. U Can’t Kiss Me
  2. U Can’t Kiss Me (Bluestone Mix)
  3. U Can’t Kiss Me (Loverush UK! Mix)
  4. U Can’t Kiss Me (Super Stylers Mix)
  5. U Can’t Kiss Me (Timothy Allan Mix)
  6. U Can’t Kiss Me (Super Stylers Radio Edit)
  7. U Can’t Kiss Me (Loverush UK! Radio Edit)
  8. U Can’t Kiss Me (Bluestone Radio Edit)

1. U Can’t Kiss Me

Call me sacriligious and call me out on my lack of claritiy, but I have to say Beckii’s first song after blazing out from her previous label (which to an agreement from me that it was getting ridiculous adding random girls to the Cruel Angels project).  She left and came back but only to the UK market seems with U Can’t Kiss Me which I think is an original tune but edited from what we heard from her YouTube long ago.  To me, I think the change from cutesy stuff to a more electro dance-pop field did good since I actually enjoyed the beats to the song.  However, I will say that The Clones did overdo their appearance in the song and the chorus is pretty saddening.  I still love the verses, not gonna lie…but the rest of the song is meh.  Still much better than “Tsubasa wo Kudasai” could ever be!

 

 

*I might review the remixes*, Beckii’s return to the music scene is kind of a big change from what she started out doing and that’s Moe-cutesy pop songs/covers which were OK at best but nothing that would puncture the J-pop fields.  U Can’t Kiss Me is the first release under her new management which is cool, but I don’t know…collaborating with The Clones (who I have never heard of) is a bit sketchy.  The song is likeable though and that’s good…now I wonder how the remixes actually treat this tune…. >.>

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Beckii Cruel feat. Cruel Angels – Tsubasa wo Kudasai February 20, 2010

Filed under: Beckii Cruel — solarblade @ 3:27 am

Track Listing

  1. Tsubasa wo Kudasai
  2. Tsuki no Kakera
  3. Tsubasa wo Kudasai (Instrumental)
  4. Tsuki no Kakera (Instrumental)

1. Tsubasa wo Kudasai

I’m not all that surprised that Beckii Cruell and her fangirls (friends) actually would debut with a very idol-like song in Tsubasa wo Kudasai (which is actually a cover track as well).  It’s definitely known that the girls don’t speak true Japanese and throw their British into the mix as well is strange, but they oddly do harmonize enough that it’s not jarring.  If it was hidden that it was Beckii Cruel, I’m pretty sure a few more people would actually come to enjoy it since it’s not that bad of a tune.

2. Tsuki no Kakera

However, things tend to start getting wonky when the B-side starts up.  First of all, it is the first original song from the so I congratulate them for getting at least one original song in.  Tsuki no Kakera is the opposite to “Tsubasa wo Kudasai” since it’s a mid-tempo slow pop track with the girls actually getting solo lines this time.  It’s strange that Beckii and Sarah really don’t fit in the song’s sound at all while Gemma oddly enough does since she has quite a better tone than the other two.  I kind of wish the other two dropped the cute for this song since Gemma did.  I don’t know music is nice, but it just doesn’t feel right.

 

 

Since this is Beckii’s actual 3rd single but 1st with the Cruel Angels along, I thought the debut was of standard fare.  I mean Tsubasa wo Kudasai is a little catchy and such while the B-side shows the more vulnerable side to the gals vocals…but I wonder if they’ll fix that for the next single.