Seeds of dream

Seeds of dream was GIRL NEXT DOOR’s 4th single. It was released on April 15, 2009 and reached no. 3 on the Oricon Weekly Charts with 25,269 copies sold. This is the first single in their new era.

Seeds of dream - GIRL NEXT DOOR

Tracks:
1. Seeds of dream
2. Reasons for tears
3. Guuzen no Kakuritsu (Oh My Gold Mix)
4. ESCAPE (ice cream mix)

Review:
I’m trying to put it nicely but there seems to be no way. GND is way too repetitive!!! Sure they’ll have an abnormal song that’s a ballad but for the most part it’s eurobeat & pop. That’s the best way to describe Seeds of dream. It’s a fast paced thumping, energetic song that’s a throwback to 90’s pop. However there’s only so many ways that you can play a guitar and keyboard. Not very memorable to say the least.

On the other hand Reasons for tears sounds so much different than their past works. Well it still sounds similar but this time it’s a little slower and more aggressive. Not only that but the melody actually rather catchy. Despite being so similar and repetitive it’s actually enjoyable. I think it actually could’ve been an A-Side, much better than Seeds of dream.

As for the remix of Guuzen no Kakuritsu, well it’s interesting. It’s a lot faster, more euro-beat. There’s a lot more synth, I mean a lot more. The music actually resembles some older Ayu eurobeat remix albums. Just stick with the original.

As for the infamous ice cream mix this time it’s gone to ESCAPE. It’s actually quite long at over 8 whopping minutes. And like most of the ice cream mixes they basically drag out the song and pull out all the stops along the way. More keyboard, guitar, lots of synth and the occasional rock. Mediocre at best.

Overall Review: Seeds of dream was honestly somewhat of a letdown. It does have that signature throwback pop that makes them so unique but at the same time it makes them sound repetitive. It’s not nearly as unique sounding or as catchy as their previous single. I love eurobeat and pop to death but this is just was too similar and repetitive. It’s a sad sight, they were at their prime last year and are now they’re just there. At least the cover and promos looked nice, not crazy about the whole show theme though. Perhaps Infinity will be better.

Final Grade
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