Because I'm on vacation! HELLLLLLOOOOOOO! ^-^ Such a shame that it's only now that I wrote a review again, and I didn't even manage to finish the BNMF review of mine >.<
Now I am back with a review of the Arashi members' solo songs in their
10th original album, Beautiful World!!!!!
So without further ado....
Hung Up On by 大野 智
A totally new style for our dear talented Captain! And what would you expect, 100% he won't fail and yeah when I first heard it, "Crap! I told you, he won't screw this!" I forever love his voice. It's just his choice of songs that makes him plain sometimes. This strong, bad boy (but not as bad as Sakurai-kun ^^,), upbeat music and Leader's gentle attack and high notes made his total win! It's like a gentle, bad boy's song
! Why gentle??? hmmm.... It's given with Riida's majestic voice as well as his style of singing which is yeah sweet and gentle... :P Hard to explain, but I am right, right?
And I can totally hear SHO-KUN here! Loud and clear!!!! Though, I thought he would sing a rap at the later part. The rap they were pertaining to was that in the intro. Hmmm....but I think he also sings as a second voice too in some parts. His low, manly voice helped Riida give off a wilder image of the song. :D
I can't wait for the choreography of this song!!!! And to think Riida's "THE MOVES" will be unleashed once again!!!! O.o
このままもっと(Kono Mama Motto - Just Go On Like This)
by 櫻井 翔
I admit that this type of music is not what I really expected as Sakurai-kun's solo in Beautiful world. Because it's his solo and he's a rapper, I thought it would be more of a rap. But you know, I am actually IMPRESSED *-* by this! This is like a 180-degree shift of style, very different! Just like Riida, but they are opposite.
The intro (ya know... the romantic brass music.. <3) reveals that the song is sweet and full of love; then there comes the cute beat of the song which shows it's playfulness, youthfulness and freshness; and then of course, our guy won't fail to add his own touch even to this totally different style of song.
So it's basically a fresh song of overflowing love of a young person! (young-at-hearts too, of course :D)
The high notes are just great..."~ai wo..." He nails it there! And from so many comments of fangirls, they say the flail and faint whenever Sho-kun says the words, "I LOVE YOU." Well, the way he articulates the words are very good! He has good pronunciation of the words, as expected from our Keio Boy!
You know, even before reading the translations after hearing it for the first time, I cried. I don't know why, maybe because it's so darn cute! It actually reminds me of his own rendition of Tomadoi Nagara, ne? ^-^
じゃなくて (Janakute - That's Not It)
by 相葉 雅紀
Another guy who took a different move is Aiba-chan! And for him, JAZZ! Even if it's hard to find a good song that will fit his cool, breathy voice, just....WOW O.o! He hit the bull's eye actually. Because it's jazz, it gives a mature character. But still, because it's Ma-kun, the sweet humorous guy doesn't fail to show up! :P
I love how the song was written! The singer is typically telling a story and saying the verbatim through the lyrics. Telling the exact words of the girl and then saying "That's not it." in between her words is really CUTE! I can see a "mind PV" of Aiba in a restaurant, eating and chatting with the girl, but with a troubled face :P because that girls is just so naive! Hey girls! Aibaby is in love with you!!!!
The song itself is focused with just that short story the singer is narrating, but he expands it with his feelings --> I like that style, not like other songs which talk about the two people's love, promise for each other in the school backyard, then their separation and their hopes of meeting again...It's really not bad, but, it's too long to elaborate them all. In the end, these songs just end up telling very few feelings about each scene.
Let's see how he will perform this song in the con! ooooooooooooooooooh can't wait! >.<
どこにでもある唄 (Doko ni Demo Aru Uta - A Song You Can Find Anywhere)
by 二宮 和也
This kind of song is not new for our brat as he is still the famous balladeer of the group ^-*
. It's a rock-ballad type of song and again he didn't fail to stand out! I love how he sag the lowest and the highest of the notes. He has such flexible vocal cords! Gosh!
What impresses me the most is that he himself wrote the lyrics and arranged the music. As a regular person, he does have something in his heart! Sure of that, don't you think? I mean, to be able to write songs or anything base on a certain topic, he experienced it or he based it on something he encountered. He might be ALL WORK AND ALL PLAY :P, but he is actually a very deep, clever person. He might not reveal how deep of a person he is but it shows with all of his compositions.
Wow NEEN, WOW!!! O.O
And should I mention about how skillful he is at the end part with all those high notes????? :P
This song and its message really really really moved me! :)
Shake It by 松本 潤
This is also not new for our Emperor, who has that funky side in the dance floor! Every time I hear the first part " Shake it, shake it, shake it...The body!" It actually makes me shake my booty!!! Like "Come Back To Me", it's also the type of music you will hear in disco bars, but this time, it's not that techno, 100% pure funk and groove! And having a voice which is hard to find a music to pair it up with, he also hit the jackpot like Aiba-chan! He nailed it actually! The beat is so playful, so cute, but you can still feel the MatsuJun touch which is his lover image. He didn't fail to include it in the song!
I am proud to say that Jun-kun improved the most among all the members when it comes to singing. Unlike before, he can now sing flawlessly live in their concerts! (proven during the Scene Tour ^^,) Give him the high notes...no problemo! The Prince can now handle it perfectly!
"Mind PV".... Jun is showing off with his girl in a disco dance floor. They are dancing, grooving, just the two of them! Playful but still full of love in between them. They are invincible and inseparable, even by the big crowd encircling them!!! :D (wild imagination....hahahaha :D)
ooohhh.... I wanna see his perf!!! A total must!!!
Phew....that was long :P hihihihihi I hope you enjoyed reading ^^, Thanks for stopping by ^^, I really love their solos this time!!! All of them! :D
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