Break your name / Saihuun
Break Down -Broken Deep Mix-
Break Down -TOKIMA TOKIO Summer Of Love Mix-
Break your name -Break the limit Mix-
Break your name -YUKSEK Mix-
Summer Revolution – Summer Splash Mix-
Break Down (Instrumental)
Break your name (Instrumental)
Summer Revolution (Instrumental)
1. Break Down
Alright! Now this is the AAA I’ve been waiting for since “Red Soul”. Break Down starts with Misako doing some breaking down with the title before they come in with the chorus. I have to say after that, the song gets very energetic with Misako doing the ~Break-bre-break Down~ stuff. As typical of AAA, we got Misako, Nissy, Urata, and Hidaka doing all of the work. As usual they do a pretty good job and Hidaka’s rap doesn’t sound wrong here. I’m just surprised there’s so much of Misako (she’s not that great of a singer still). Still it’s one of my favorite A-sides this year since it has a great feel overall.
2. Break your name / Saihuun
You are probably wondering who Saihuun is. It’s the new boys alternative to AAA. Being a 15-nin group and 10 of them are still unknown to the public with five of them being the guys from AAA. Sad that Nissy, Urata, and Hidaka. Seriously, where’s Shuta and Shinji’s vocal parts? Break your name has a rock/dance feel to it and it’s pretty catchy otherwise. I do wonder how you ~break your name~. Just wish they friggin released the members names…
3. Summer Revolution
Oddly enough, Summer Revolution is strictly a track from Misako and Chiaki (the girls). We get one of those tracks once in a while, so it’s good to hear something energetic from those two. I’m surprised they let Chiaki sing first as it’s pretty awesome (she’s so much better than Misako). The arrangement of the song is a lot more like something taken from GIRL NEXT DOOR, I’m not sure if that’s a good thing, but they both sound better than CHISA. Damn, all of the A-sides are great.
4. Break Down -Broken Deep Mix-
Our first remix takes Break Down into a more rock-infused sound with a lot of electronic influences. Right from the start I knew it was going to be a very messy remix as there’s just too many bells and whistles going through the song. You hear various parts of the song strung in and mostly Hidaka’s parts too. It’s a bad remix.
5. Break Down -TOKIMA TOKIO Summer Of Love Mix-
The other remix is a bit better this time around. Instead of the harsh conditions of the last one, they slowed the original a bit and added a bit more of a classy sound to it. I do feel the tempo change of the song was maybe not the smartest idea too, but they also let the BKGD stuff pop out more than in the original which is pretty cool. It’s still isn’t better than the original, but it beats that last remix.
6. Break your name -Break the limit Mix-
We get into our Saihuun remixes next and the first also gives the original a more edgier rock/dance sound. I’m also getting a feeling that the same people that destroyed “Break Down” was also responsible for this. It doesn’t sound as jumbled as before, but this is still a pretty weak remix overall.
7. Break your name -YUKSEK Mix-
The second remix from Saihuun is more dance-oriented a bit more simplistic in nature. It does take a while for it to start up, but there’s a lot of repetition of ~Break your name~ throughout. When it gets going, Urata comes and Nissy singing the verses and it’s really catchy as well. I wish there were more of these parts, but this is a good remix.
8. Summer Revolution -Summer Splash Mix-
I wonder why there was only 1 remix of the girls track on the single. It’s funny that they somewhat sped the song up actually. Unlike the GND-ness of the original, the remix is a bit more of a rock track this time around. It’s a lot better overall than the other rock remixes, but I can’t help but disliking it because there’s nothing of the verses or the extra parts of the chorus until near the end and by then, I’m a little annoyed from the rest of the song.
AAA’s 21st single is pretty sweet. I mean you got an aggressive track in the form of Break Down and the GND-inspired Summer Revolution and both are great tracks to begin an era off. Especially since the “depArture” era was full of meh tracks. The 3 remixes were alright, but nothing that made it better than the originals.
Saihuun’s debut was also good even though the track was known since like….January/February and we still don’t have a clue on who else is in the group besides Urata, Nissy, Hidaka, Shuta, and Shinji…Break your name’s remixes were like Break Down’s, nothing spectacular, but just there for amusement.