Kimi wo Tsukamu Uta
Love Song (English Version)
Kimi wo Tsukamu Uta (Japanese Ver.)
1. Kimi wo Tsukamu Uta
I don’t know why would anyone give a Japanese title to a Korean song that IS STILL IN KOREAN!!!! That being said, Kimi wo Tsukamu Uta in Korean is pretty nice because we hear Rain’s more smokier vocals and since it’s a ballad, he shows it off quite nicely. After a while, the song does slowly build up to become an R&B ballad and then it calms down to finish off. Maybe it’s just me, but it feels like the way it ends just hangs…
2. Hip Song
So of course we’d have to get our typical K-pop dance tune and Hip Song really shows that off because some of the time, Rain is rapping and other times he’s actually singing. It’s in your face and basically relentless and I kind of like his English in the song because there’s quite a lot of it. I actually kind of like it alot heh.
So lying in between the last two songs is One. My reasoning is that it’s more together like “Hip Song” but just as emotional as “Kimi wo Tsukamu Uta”. I keep forgetting though that Korean songs are so short when compared to Japanese songs so it’s kind of a problem for me here because it was so good to listen to.
4. Same (Onaji)
I’m not sure what I think about this track. As the last original track on the mini-album, Same kind of just falls flat when compared to the previous three songs off the mini-album. My main thing is that, this song doesn’t have the right focus for me to keep listening since it sounds so plain and maybe a lil too light for me.
5. Love Song (English Version)
So yes, we get different languages of “Kimi wo Tsukamu Uta” and the English version is definitely a good job since he has a light accent going, but it’s still very clear and articulate which is nice for me. I thought it was a very nice alternate version of the song at hand.
6. Kimi wo Tsukamu Uta (Japanese Ver.)
Exclusive to the Japanese release of the mini-album, we get a Japanese version as well and once again proves he can sound really good and emotional when it calls for it. To be honest, I kind of wished he replaced all the Korean songs with a JPN version since it’d make a bit more sense to release.
I don’t know why but I really like Rain’s vocals since it’s so deep and sensual sounding. My beef though is that why couldn’t you have put more effort to release it as a full Japanese mini-album eh? Still not a bad mini-album, actually quite good minus Same but still great.