Kanashimi wa Yuki ni Nemuru
Kanashimi wa Yuki ni Nemuru as alan’s 14th single. It was released on October 13, 2010 and reached no. 20 on the Oricon Weekly Charts with 3,460 copies sold. In all, this single has sold over 5,624+ copies. It was released in both CD+DVD and CD-Only editions.
1. Kanashimi wa Yuki ni Nemuru
2. Namonaki Tane
3. Kanashimi wa Yuki ni Nemuru (Instrumental)
4. Namonaki Tane (Instrumental)
So for this single, the two songs are both ballads (big shocker there). Kanashimi wa Yuki ni Nemuru is by every account, a winter ballad. It’s very slow and classical, similar to symphonies IMO. Her vocals are great, nice power. But, it sounds extremely sad, go figure. Sadly, not the most energetic or spectacular ballads either. Namonaki Tane, on the other hand, sounds a lot more nature oriented, yet it still retains the same classical sound though. What I love the most is how epic it sounds. The title track bored me a bit, but this song is so epic, and her vocals are so powerful, you can’t help but be taken by it. Nice background vocals by a children’s choir, I think, as well.
So I know this is a short review, but there’s not that much to say about the single, that or I don’t care that much. But, I’m done with alan’s 2010 year!!! Also, I liked the B-Side a lot more than the title track. Maybe it was because it was more hopeful, or maybe because it was more invigorating and powerful. I think it was mostly because it was more memorable, but that’s just me. It feels a little more Spring-ish as well, not right for the winter, or fall. I think the title track would have been a lot better, and should have been. Both ballads were lovely and beautiful, but one sounded a whole let better than the other. Basically, A-Side was dull, B-Side rocked, still a decent single though!