Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love 2000% - Idol Song Natsuki Shinomiya CD review

Title: Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love 2000% Idol Song Natsuki Shinomiya
Artists: Shinomiya Natsuki (Taniyama Kisho)
Release date: 29 May 2013
Version: n/a

Packaging: It of course falls in line with the rest of this series of singles with its style. I do like this image of Natsuki more than the one for the first series of solo singles. I do not think I have mentioned it with the other reviews for but on the back cover of the CD the front cover art is used but with washed out colors minus the part of the image that reveals the crown.

Track listing:

1. シリウスへの誓い (Sirius e no Negai)
I love the start of this song, with the big focus on Taniyama's voice as he starts it off strong with it. The song has that rock vibe with it that Natsuki's solo songs tend to have. It does also mix in classical instruments and has an interesting flow to it with it moving from the softer sounds of those to the harder sounds of the rock instruments for the chorus. It really sets it apart from other Utapri songs and works quite well with Taniyama's vocals as he gets to show off his voice, especially his vibrato.

2. ☆YELL☆
A fast paced song that is more general pop that reminds me more of older anime songs, but in a good way. It does still work in a guitar solo though so it is not completely devoid of rock elements. This has good energy and I like the yells that are scattered without. I have the feeling that this is a pretty fun song to see performed live as it is bound to pump out an audience.

3. シリウスへの誓い (Sirius e no Negai) (instrumental)
4. ☆YELL☆ (instrumental)

Overall: Another of the stronger singles from this series. I have come to really like Taniyama's vocals and I am glad he continues to get some of the stronger songs to compliment them. The stand out song is the first track though, but YELL is hardly bad. But Sirius e no Negai just has more going for it and again it just stands out with the way it progresses throughout.

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