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Oh boy…
I am sooooo late with updates in music. I’m so bad. So many released music, I can’t keep up.
Now, to be able to make an entry about them, I will try to post it by single and not by song.
First and foremost, here’s my thoughts about the latest single of Hello Project’s baby group, Tsubaki Factory.


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Teion Yakedo / Shunrenka / I Need You ~Yozora no Kanransha~

Tracklist:

  1. Teion Yakedo
  2. Shunrenka
  3. I Need You ~Yozora no Kanransha~
  4. Teion Yakedo (Instrumental)
  5. Shunrenka (Instrumental)
  6. I Need You ~Yozora no Kanransha~ (Instrumental)

This is Tsubaki Factory’s 3rd single since debut.┬áIt was released on February 21, 2018 in 7 editions: 3 regular and 4 limited.


My Thoughts:

Teion Yakedo

Oh damn, WTF is this song?!?!?! I didn’t expect this at all.

When this song first pre-released last year, I had no expectation at all. I just thought this was going to be a typical winter song. I’m blown away by how amazing this song was. I didn’t expect that the management would entrust this amazing song to their youngest group, and bruh, they made the best decision. Its quite known to us fans that when it comes to vocals, only very few members could hold a candle against some of their seniors. With them being the baby in Hello Project, their vocals are not yet on par with their seniors but I already knew and its been proven in their previous singles that this groups sounds really good when they sang in unison. Their voices are compatible with each other, and I really really like that about them.

This song has a very rich instrumental music that is both nostalgic and timeless. If you are a fan of JPOP, you would definitely like this song. The combination of the member’s vocals, Kodaka Ameko’s lyrics & Kondo Keichi’s arrangement is everything I could ask for for this single. The singing parts was well divided, and some of the member’s strengths were highlighted really well like Kishimon’s vocals and Kiki’s amazing delivery of her speaking line. I just love this song.

I am a bit disappoint with the song’s choreography, especially during the instrumental portion. I find it a bit lacking compared to the dance steps during the verses and chorus. Other than that, I am very satisfied with everything, especially the placements of the members during the dance. Each one of them got a chance to shine and thats a very very big plus.

Overall, this song is really good, better than I could ever ask for. Such a nice way to start this single.

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Shunrenka

Hhhhmmmm…I’ll be honest. Out of all the songs in this single, this is my least favorite. It didn’t Wowed me or make me excited. Its just…a song, nothing new or amazing. I do like the instrumental of the song, especially the incorporation of band-like tunes. Other than that, uuuhhhhh..the vocals were okay. I couldn’t appreciate them cuz I’m not a fan of the song. Some people might like this, but totally not me.

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I Need You ~Yozora no Kanransha~

Oh my… another amazing song!

This song is a mid-tempo ballad which was a surprise. I didn’t expect this group would release a song like this. It does grow into upbeat electronic song later on, but the fact that the group handled the song really well vocally made me proud as a fan of the group. The speaking lines in between the verses totally shocked me. I didn’t expect I would like them. They were really innocent and pure. The members did well in speaking them. I do find the break down of the song in the middle a bit unnecessary. Its a bit out of place. This song is a definite stand out compared to the previous two. Its very unique compared to the two and very modern.

Compared to the other MV’s, this one didn’t feature a dance so I do want to see the dance of this song. I do like the story behind the MV. My Kiki is so cute too. Well, each member were really cute and gorgeous all through out the video, but Kiki already captured my heart.

Overall, this single is a bit a letdown compared to their previous single. The previous single contained ‘single-worthy’ songs while this one has only 2. I am happy though cuz of the growth of the members. I do hope Shunrenka would grow on me.

Anway, thats it for now.

Please do check them out. this group deserves alot of love.

Thanks for reading!

PS:
KIKI IS <3
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