I was going to start off 2014 with this song. Releasing it so close to the end of the year is kinda cruel. I feel like I’m not going to make it with the year-end review post because of this. I guess technically I really don’t have to say anything. All the other blogs have weighed in on the new song.
And big surprise, I love it. I don’t understand why people keep writing that the song is terrible. Yes, there is some awkward robo-time in there and a peculiar rhythm, but there is also a wonderful, genuine feeling to it. Bro and I were struggling to find what it reminded us of and we settled on this: it’s the 2013 version of Seishun Collection, a lack-luster but sweet song from Platinum Era. They didn’t quite manage to make that one as genuine as this one feels to me. I love that this robo-version did it so well.