JNL Team presents: The Monthly Review
February 2017 review.
Album/Single: Itteki no Eikyou (一滴の影響; Drop of Impact)
Review by: Mariëlle
UVERworld, an extremely popular band in Japan, has returned this year with a new single! Itteki no Eikyou (一滴の影響; Drop of Impact) is the band’s 30th single. It was released digitally and physically on the 1st of February. The physical copies of the single were released in three different versions: The regular edition, the limited edition, and the anime edition.
UVERworld is known for their LIMITLESS music styles.
As is common with Japanese singles, each version has different songs. The regular edition of the single comes with 3 new songs, which is the one we will be reviewing. The Anime edition has 3 new songs, a short version of Itteki no Eikyou and REVERSI.
Itteki no Ekyou (一滴の影響; Drop of Impact) is the title track of the new single. It starts off with slow vocals, thought the music has a nice undertone that keeps you wanting more. Then after the intro, the beat really hits you and song truly starts. The beat is great, and it reminds me a lot of some of UVERworld’s other work. Their unique style really shines through. The song is used as the Opening theme for Ao no Exorcist Kyoto Fujouou Hen.
Emu (エミュー), the second track, is used in the film Shinjuku Swan 2. A short version of that song was already released in January earlier this year. It only takes a Nano・Second for the song to grasp you. The different music styles mixed with TAKUYA∞’s voice make the song stand out.
Forever Young, is the final track of the regular edition. It is actually a collaboration with the Hip-Hop singer AK-69. The song is influenced by piano, and has a beautiful intro. I like the chorus of the song, it instantly made me feel relaxed and happy. A lot of the song features AK-69, so for those who don’t like AK-69, I suggest skipping this song.
Overall, while I feel this might not be their best work, the single is good. As a fusion band, UVERworld always bring us many different music styles, and I think they pulled off another great new style. I personally think albums like Ø CHOIR might leave a bigger IMPACT on both old and new fans, but that doesn’t mean Itteki no Ekyou isn’t a great single.
If you’re interested in buying UVERworld’s new single, Itteki no Eikyou, then click the links below.
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