Haven’t been up to date for the last 2 weeks. Nothing much catches my attention except a few. Let’s see, my favourite release has got to be none other than ONE OK ROCK‘s Might Long Fall single.
Might Long Fall serves as the theme song for the upcoming Rurouni Kenshin sequel Kyoto Inferno.
Great video, great music from a great band. Love it. Of course, nothing beats The Beginning but I like this style too. So if they continue with this electronic infused kind of rock, I’m all up for it. Their coupling B-side, Decision actually reminds me of The Script, One Republic and The Fray.
Pieces of Me is the third and final song in the single. It’s okay on its own actually but because Mighty Long Fall is so good this kind of stales in comparison. The overall sound is very Westernized, very Western pop/rock/punk.
AKB48 will release their 37th Election single in August. I have literally given up on ever hearing actual quality song from AKB48 since uh…a year ago. Everything they’ve released over the past year, I can’t help but see it as just milking away fans’ money. I’m utterly disappointed. The main election single song is Kokoro no Placard with Watanabe Mayu as the center. Seriously, when will Aki-P get his shit right. He obviously tried to repeat the success of last year’s Koisuru Fortune Cookie, I’m sure the sales will shoot off the roof again since it’s an election single but this is just…bad.
On the other hand, the sister group SKE48 is releasing a new single too called Bukiyou Taiyou.
Full music video here.
It’s a slower, melancholic track and I suppose it’s somewhat more suited for autumn because everyone’s expecting a more upbeat single for summer. However, as long as they’re done the right way with the right feel, I don’t mind what they give us. Well, at least this is TONS better than that pathetic Placard song, no offense to Mayuyu’s fans or anybody else. Not her fault to be given such a lousy track.
Ieiri Leo‘s new single, Junjo serves as the ending theme song for the anime “Dragon Ball Kai”. In the first preview about a month ago, I wasn’t feeling this song but I guess they always say that sometimes, a short preview of 1 min plus just don’t do justice for certain tracks. Guess this is true for this one. I actually like this better now that I listen to it in full.
Watch the full music video here.
The coupling track, For you is worth a mention too. Very nice laidback ballad.
Okay that’s all for now, I think there are still few releases I need time to listen to and sink in.