Yura Yura / Gimme Gimme♥
Yura Yura / Gimme Gimme♥ was 8th single. It was released on May 5, 2010 and debuted at no. 20 on the Oricon Weekly Charts with 4,434 copies sold.
1. Yura Yura
2. Gimme Gimme♥
3. bye bye DJ HASEBE REMIX
4. Yura Yura (Instrumental)
5. Gimme Gimme♥ (Instrumental)
So this is BENI’s first A-Side? Well first one under Universal. And honestly both songs are great, both very up-beat. Yura Yura, I love the title which reminds me of Hearts Grow’s song of the same name, anyway…. Yura Yura is a pretty up-beat dance/pop song. There are some energetic beats, lots of synth and some distorted vocals. Her vocals are sweet and soothing. It’s the perfect mix of pop and semi-dance. Easily one of her most infectious tracks to date, despite not being so aggressive or loud.
As far as Gimme Gimme♥ goes it’s far more sweet and innocent and cute. The lighthearted music and the playful yet harmonious instrumentals and beats really make it enjoyable. There’s just something about the melody that makes it so catchy. It’s not her greatest song, but it’s still pretty damn good. For a cute little pop song it’s great.
We have yet another remix from DJ HASEBE, this time it’s bye bye. It wasn’t what I was expecting but it was good. The acoustic and heavy percussion was something unexpected but amazing nonetheless. It also sounded like it had some Spanish flare, a decent remix.
This is yet another awesome single from BENI, and apparently a new album entitled Lovebox is scheduled to be released in June. And the cover is basically another shot of this, with different clothes xD. This isn’t her hottest single to date, but it’s another great one. The up-beat songs were both great, Yura Yura was my personal favorite. The remix was nice too, lots of percussion. It’ll be interesting to see what Lovebox brings us.