PRAY FOR THE SUN
CLOSS OF YELLOW
1. MOON SPIRAL
For something that’s called MOON SPIRAL, I was definitely expecting something kickass from him and we kind of did! While my initial response was that it wasn’t strong enough to be on its own, but Satsuki doesn’t do too bad here and the riffs and him in the song really sounded cool. There’s some really cool parts when his vocals are echoed or growling to fit the mood. Let’s just say it’s pretty good.
2. PRAY FOR THE SUN
PRAY FOR THE SUN comes in after “MOON SPIRAL” on a more faster note and with small electronic references throughout the song but keeping Satsuki’s J-rock tone going on. While there’s a few songs from Rentrer en Soi that could be compared to with this song, this isn’t too bad and continues to show vocal growth for Satsuki. Good job!
I can’t really explain how weird it is that YOU is a piano-based tune which sounds more like a waltz with Satsuki singing it. The piano chords also feel rather clumsy since they’re being played at such rhythms and accents are placed oddly. It’s kind of nice though for Satsuki since he sounds really good. After a while it seems the an orchestra is performing too which adds more flavor and makes it stand out better. I just didn’t think he’d pull off a waltz like this.
4. CLOSS OF YELLOW
Ending off the single, CLOSS OF YELLOW (whatever that means) is definitely the darkest off the single because of it’s v-kei styled flow and while I guess is pretty wrong to classify that it’s dark rock. I also can tell Satsuki is speaking English in the song which is pretty cool, but he has troubles pronouncing but it’s not terrible. Pretty wicked tune to end a single off.
Satsuki’s 3rd single is so far better than “AWAKE” since it was consistent and was pretty good. Problem is that if he does release an album what songs besides the A-sides will be featured. Still, I’m liking more of his solo work now so that’s a plus.