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SNoW – Sakasama no Chou January 23, 2012

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Track Listing

  1. Sakasama no Chou
  2. night light
  3. BleacH (English Version)

1. Sakasama no Chou

After her last A-side, I wasn’t expecting more of a sullen and a dead serious song from SNoW, but it worked because her vocals just seem to work fully with the mostly acoustic sound of Sakasama no Chou.  She just sounds great in this song and mixing a lot of English and Japanese together.  Might not be as great as “Hanabi Made Ato Sukoshi” but this is a rather strong follow-up!

2. night light

The B-side on the other hand is a little more different and stands out a lot more than “Sakasama no Chou” by being on the verge of being R&B and a ballad but that’s quite alright actually.  Once again, her vocals seem to be the main core of why the song is good…but there’s also some things in the arrangement that is cool like the background stuff.  Yeah this is what should’ve been the leading song!

3. BleacH (English Version)

I’m not sure what this is an English version of persay…that is until I see that the Japanese version is on her “Hatsuyuki” album.  I have to say I’m liking this song as well even though it kind of has the same instruments that was in “Sakasama no Chou”.  At least it’s a bit more upbeat in a sense.  There is a little accent in SNoW’s English here as well but it’s kind of cute and made the song more interesting.  I liked it, can’t wait to hear the JPN version.

 

 

SNoW’s second major single is a little under her debut but it’s still a great single overall.  I will say that night light and the English version of BleacH left more of an impression than the leading song.  Solid single overall!

 

SNoW – Hanabi Made Ato Sukoshi July 23, 2009

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Track Listing

  1. Hanabi Made Ato Sukoshi
  2. I’m No
  3. Hanabi Made Ato Sukoshi (Unplugged)

1. Hanabi Made Ato Sukoshi

In a way, Hanabi Made Ato Sukoshi reminds me of her last single “Yes” because of the more wintry sound it has.  Though as quickly I thought that, the song gets a bit more surreal when SNoW starts singing and adds to the whole soothing feel.  I love how she sounds in the chorus, the music just gets faster and up to speed with her.  I’m not sure why, but this is an awesome major debut song.

2. I’m No

That title is a little weird, isn’t it?  I’m No is actually more of a lighter dance track and SNoW is singing in English for this track so it’s like even better.  I like how she begins the chorus with the line ~I’m no Statue of Liberty, I’m no Joan of Arc, I’m no Marilyn Monroe.  You gotta be kidding me, I only thing your wasting time~.  So that song means girl power, I guess against us guys.  It’s a pretty cool dance track, quick favorite.

3. Hanabi Made Ato Sukoshi (Unplugged)

Wow, Hanabi Made Ato Sukoshi acoustic version huh.  I did like that they kept some tidbits of the original, like the bass player and replacthe synths and drums with a bongo player.  It actually gave a different feel for the track and SNoW’s vocals are just as nice too.  A nice rendition for the A-side.

 

 

Wow, SNoW’s major label debut is really good actually.  Hanabi Made Ato Sukoshi and it’s unplugged version gave off two different vibes and that’s good to know and I loved both.  I’m No took SNoW into English for a dance track and began to show what she can do as an artist.  I like where’s she’s going after “Yes”

 

SNoW – Yes May 18, 2009

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yes

Track Listing

  1. Yes
  2. Yes (English Version)

1. Yes

If you had asked me what I thought about this song, I probably would’ve said something around the lines “WINTER SONG”…..I mean it has a pretty piano melody and the jingle bells were also present.  SNoW’s vocals are pretty good it reminds me of a few other artists.  Oh then when she gets into the chorus she says ~It’s Christmas day~  So I was right.  The arrangement isn’t exactly anything different from let’s say “White Light”, or “CHAIN” so this was just an alright listen.

2. Yes (English Version)

It’s kind of strange that the English version doesn’t immediatly start off with the acoustic guitar.  The song’s lyrics are pretty sweet because she’s actually in love with someone and just missing him basically.  Other than that there’s isn’t too much difference from the JPN version, but she sounds good in English though.

 

 

SNoW’s debut single was pretty risky, especially for the song being roughly about Christmas.  I think it’s alright at best and I can sit through and listen to it.