- My Name Is Identity
- Tokyo Confusion
- Uchuu no Onna wa Amakunai
- (Stray cat is) STARING AT ME
- Me, Myself, and I
1. My Name Is Identity
As the album’s opening song, I had this similar sense to when “Roulette” released with the song’s more jazzier and classier vibe going on. Not quite sure how to feel about this one as it’s just kind of similar in ways, Also, it’s pretty short coming at 3 minutes in length. At least the trio sounds pretty decent?
2. Tokyo Confusion
As their technical only indies single released, I found Tokyo Confusion to be quite entertaining and ridiculously funny of a song to release and it really worked for them. I really enjoyed the energy of the track and each of the members were bringing their best out of this one, so it definitely left a mark on me.
Moving to their major label debut single, Roulette comes in with a stronger vocal performance and the arrangement is pretty loud and crazy alive (makes me wonder why it wasn’t after “My Name Is Identity” as they both had a similar tone to it). I do like most of the song though, except for the vocal filters sprinkled throughout the track. Otherwise, it’s a pretty decent A-side from them
4. Uchuu no Onna wa Amakunai
I guess we’re speeding through the A-sides to get them out of the way, doesn’t it seem like it? As the other A-side alongside “Tokyo Confusion”, Uchuu no Onna wa Amakunai was a lighter affair with the synths even if they’re still present in the track. All the members once again give a pretty decent performance and the song while didn’t stand out as much as its sister A-side, it’s definitely a stronger song.
5. (Stray cat is) STARING AT ME
Moving onto some new tracks on the album, this one definitely caught my attention because of how absurd the title is honestly. I was expecting another bonkers track like “Tokyo Confusion” to be quite frank, but this is rather chill and poppy in nature, almost cutesy to say the least. It’s just very chill and relaxing of a song, interesting and I quite liked it!
I’m not quite what was up with the opening monologue, but the song immediatley shifted into this kind of eurotrance melody that was pretty hilarious, yet surprising for the group to kick into, but I was definitely digging the song, since that sound was so sounding giving me that Initial D feel and I was happy. It’s also kind of cutesy in the verses, but it gave the gave the ladies something to work with and stand out in this…well, exciting track!
I wasn’t expecting one of the B-sides to make the cut here, this one from all versions of “Roulette”. Shifting away from the Eurotrance sound to something a bit more 80s summer jam, Egoistic wasn’t the best off that single, but there’s something about it that’s pretty neat for the trio. It’s an OK track to include I’d say, maybe on the lower end, but still pleasant.
8. Me, Myself, and I
The mini-album concludes with Me, Myself, and I and it’s definitely the softest the album has to offer. I really like the beats, clap, and piano arrangement as it gives the album a rather decent closure to it. The chorus is pretty anthemic sounding to me though and I kind of liked that about this track that’s for sure. Nice ending I’d say.
As this is PINK CRES. 3rd mini-album (first as a major label group), Soleil is actually probably their best effort yet in music. Despite that half of the album was old songs and the other new, it’s got an even bet of really good tracks I’d say. I think maybe My Name Is Identity and Egoistic may be the weakest tracks here, but the rest of it was pretty good! Curious to see where they go next!