Go! Go! Here We Go! Rock Lee
Otona wa Wakatte Kurenai
Hobo Brazil (Brazil edition only)
Stardust Light (Rock Lee edition only)
Shin•Seishun Sonomono (Subculture edition only)
Go! Go! Here We Go! Rock Lee (Less Vocal)
Otona wa Wakatte Kurenai (Less Vocal)
Hobo Brazil (Less Vocal)
Stardust Light (Less Vocal)
Shin•Seishun Sonomono (Less Vocal)
1. Go! Go! Here We Go! Rock Lee
I’ve reviewed themes for NARUTO, but I have not come across a song that IS tied to the series and is about Rock Lee (who’s not even a main character as more as side main). Listening to this though fits Rock so well because it’s feisty, quick, and fun to listen to. I actually found myself enjoying every minute of this and definitely is leagues better than “Karikeiyaku no Cinderella” by a long shot.
2. Otona wa Wakatte Kurenai
As it’s the group’s first double A-side, I was curious how this track would do. I love how sung first in the song because she had a rockin’ tone and would’ve been amazing if she lead the entire time. It is nice, but some of the melodies between the girls hurt my ears a lot (especially the end of the choruses). Definitely their worst A-side after becoming major for sure.
3. Hobo Brazil
What a funky song this one is! Hobo Brazil kind of revs away from the atypical idol sound for something a bit more groovy and synthy. I kind of like the nature of the song a lot and despite the song having some of the group’s worst singers at the forefront, I can’t help but enjoy it nonetheless. Not bad!
4. Stardust Light
If there was one song that kind of follows the current trends of idol pop, Stardust Light might be Ebichu’s representation because this is kind of a dance track, but still set in the standards of the idol world. For being a synth-pop track it’s got a pretty catchy arrangement…but the vocals while all together for the most part, sounds a little lifeless. I’m on the fence, but it’s not a bad song in anyway.
5. Shin•Seishun Sonomono
Fanfares for the next song? Shin•Seishun Sonomono kind of gives me that nostalgic 70’s pop which might be something they were going for, but it also seems familiar to me for some other reason. I guess it’s nice for what it is, but after the other tracks, this is kind of on the weaker side of things.
As the second single of the group’s major debut, I have to say that this actually did better than “Karikeiyaku no Cinderella” in the way that both Go! Go! Here We Go! Rock Lee and Hobo Brazil were pretty fun songs to listen to as well as Stardust Light (even if the vocals were a little boring). Shin•Seishin Sonomono is alright for those nostalgic feels, but beyond that it’s kind of forgettable. Last, but not least, Otona wa Wakatte Kurenai is probably the worst offender with some pretty harsh melodies in it…still a nice step up after the last single!