- Rakuen no Hologram
- Okitsu Shiratsuyu
- Rakuen no Hologram (off vocal)
- Okitsu Shiratsuyu (off vocal)
1. Rakuen no Hologram
The song begins with a background of synths and a little acoustic guitar. A ballad, the verse begins guitar-based, but synths and piano are later added. The drums pick up in the chorus to build the energy. I’m very happy for the most part with Kanako’s vocals as her relaxed voice really suits ballads, and she has good control to go along with it. So, those things mentioned above are good, but the song itself is kind of on the boring side, and it’s really long too.
2. Okitsu Shiratsuyu
The second track starts off as a soft and gentle piano ballad, but it is actually an upbeat pop-rock number. The verse is pretty anison with a little drums, electric guitar and piano. I’m liking that these days, Kanako is using more real drums as opposed to electronic beats. The chorus quite reminds me of Zero Hour (the B-side to Sora no Shita no Soukanzu) with the pounding drums and rocking feel. However, Okitsu Shiratsuyu is better than Zero Hour. It also has a cool breakdown that you could headbang along with if you wanted. Definitely the better song of the single.
This was a fairly standard Kanako Itou single – one not-so-good song, one good song. Okitsu Shiratsuyu was the pick of the two, Rakuen no Hologram was a nice try but ultimately failed. I’m hoping for an album from Miss Itou soon, she’s released a bunch of singles so it should be about time. That’s me out, see you next time!