Can We Go Back
Can We Go Back was Koda Kumi’s 46th single. It was released on January 20, 2010. The title track is a cover of Kelly Clarkson’s song of the same name.
1. Can We Go Back
3. Can We Go Back (Instrumental)
4. Good☆day (Instrumental)
I honestly thought that Kuu would be doing another ballad, the title made me think she would, but once I heard it was from Kelly Clarkson I thought rock. And so it turned out that Can We Go Back is indeed a rock song. And I’ve only listened to it maybe once, but I can honestly say that it’s not all the exciting. I don’t think rock suites Kuu and this song reaffirms that fact. It could just be the music, I’ve certainly heard a lot better, even Ningyo-hime was better. The guitar riffs, piano chords, and percussion weren’t all that great, too repetitive.
Even I’m a little tired of Kuu’s bubblegum pop songs, but clearly Good☆day was so much better. Besides being a pop song, the music is just so happy and so cheery that it makes me feel happy =) It’s no Wonderland or Koi no Mahou, it still has its dignity. Instead it’s very synth driven with some happier elements, at a few points it sounds like a dance song. This song is still a hell of a lot better than Lick me ♥ though. I personally think this should appear on UNIVERSE, not the title track.
I can honestly say that if I like UNIVERSE it’s going to be a miracle. I can’t stand It’s all love, Lick me ♥ isn’t much better, ECSTASY was a hot mess (in a good way), Alive was meh, and Physical thing was only so-so even for Kuu’s hot self. And now you have Can We Go Back, it’s not that it’s a shitty song, it’s just that it’s not nearly as catchy or as good as Kuu. I have a feeling that I’m going to say a lot about her newest album, whether it’s good or bad we’ll all find out soon enough. As for now, sub-par rock title track and a decent, more infectious B-Side.