I had been waiting for this single to be released. The previous single was uuuhhhhh…a DVD single, which was freakin’ expensive and wasn’t promoted much (the freakin’ official MV’s are not on youtube….WHY?!?!?).
With the announcement of Ayacho’s, the leader, graduation, every release of ANGERME now is precious so I can’t just ignore this one.
Without further ado, here’s my thoughts of the latest ANGERME single.
Nakenai ze・・・Kyoukan Sagi / Uraha=Lover / Kimi Dake ja nai sa…friends (2018 Acoustic Ver.)
- Nakenai ze・・・Kyoukan Sagi
- Kimi Dake ja nai sa…friends (2018 Acoustic Ver.)
- Nakenai ze・・・Kyoukan Sagi (Instrumental)
- Uraha=Lover (Instrumental)
- Kimi Dake ja nai sa…friends (2018 Acoustic Ver.) (Instrumental)
This is ANGERME’s 24th single. It was released last May 9, 2018 in 7 editions: 3 regular and 4 limited. This will be the first ‘official’ single of their new members, Kawamu & Musubu.
Nakenai ze・・・Kyoukan Sagi
Damn gurlz!! This song is soooooooooo gooooodddddd!!!
ANGERME’s definitely rocking the EDM genre, it fits really well with them. The song is upbeat, quirky and easy to listen to. Though I do admit, the 2nd half of the chorus was a bit unusual, it does grow on you. I really like how the singing parts were divided. Everyone gets enough parts to shine. The choreography is also mesmerizing. Bruh, seeing their youngest leading the dance in the intro made me drop my mouth to the floor. LOL. She’s so sassy man. The dance break totally didn’t disappoint.
Overall, this song is solid. But as the flagship of this single, not much.
Uuuggghhh, I can’t get enough of this song. This song is so my jam, hands down. I can’t stop listening to this song.
Compared to the song above, Uraha=Lover has a generic melody with amazing instrumentals. The instrumentals has so many elements involved. Its unique arrangement doesn’t bore me at all. Its a good thing that this one has a generic melody or else it would be too much and over-the-top. Though I am a bit weirded out by the layered autotune on some parts (there’s too much on the coda section), I got used to it in the long run.
Just like the first song, this also has a really good division of singing lines within the group. When I first heard the song, I couldn’t close my mouth after hearing the whole thing. I mean, bruh, Rikako getting the first part?? Wow. She shocked me again when she got the ending line too. Damn, I LOVE IT. Still, the MVP of the song is Kamiko. Her singing voice is to die for. Its so pleasant to listen to and she keeps on improving in every release. 2nd to her is Musubu. I already knew she is amazing vocally and as a dancer, but damn, she keeps on surprising me. I’m so happy she’s a part of ANGERME. Kawamu also didn’t disappoint. She delivered her parts really well, and I know she’ll improve more in the future.
Overall, this song is so so so GOOOOOOODDDD. Its even much better than Nakenai ze, and yet…this song is not the main song of this single. uuugggghhhhh… UFP… WTF were you thinking?!?!??!!?
Kimi Dake ja nai sa…friends (2018 Acoustic Ver.)
This song is…raw. Its alot more softer and vulnerable compared to the previous version. I like it, but I still love the previous version more. When I first heard this one, I was amazed by the fact that they made everyone sing individually. That’s very bold, bruh.
Do I like it? Yes and no. I am happy that in this version we could hear all of the member’s vocal prowess, but I won’t deny the fact that not everyone are good singers. I am happy that each one of them sound stable, but yeah, there are just some members who don’t fit well with the song. Don’t want to name drop anyone, but I do hope the live version of this acoustic version would be alot better.
Overall, this single is pretty good, but still weak. Compared to the other H!P singles this year, I like all the songs but Uraha=Lover is too good just to be a 2nd song of this single. I do understand why Nakenai ze was chosen as the primary song, cuz of its upbeat and strong-willed lyrics. Its definitely good for lives, but its not enough bruh. Not enough.
Now, we await for the latest single of Morning Musume.’18 that will be released soon. I do hope it would be a hit. Ooohohohoho.
Anyway, that is all for now.
Thanks for reading!!