Distance was Kana Nishino’s 13th single. It was released on February 9, 2011 and reached no. 3 on the Oricon Charts. The title track was used as the theme song for the GemCEREY CM. It was released in a limited First Press Edition as well as a Regular Press Edition, both were CD-Only.
3. Call Me Up
College is really stressful, sorry for the lack of updates. I’m trying to do better, but there are times where I just want to cry because it’s so bad. Enjoy the review. And might I say, the cover is just amazing. One of the most beautiful covers I’ve seen, same goes with the scans and promo pics.
So I remember when I saw the PV for Distance. I was blown away, not necessarily from the PV, but from the music. It’s an up-tempo semi-pop ballad, almost R&B in a way. The music is just flawless, mostly due to the heavy synth arrangement. The fast moving music along with Kana’s perfect vocals make for the perfect combination. I just love everything about this song. The beats are great, the keyboard parts are amazing, the light string arrangements as well as the main synth riffs. This is one of my favorite songs of the year, and it just started. Easily her most infectious hit to date since if.
The other two tracks were used for various CM’s as well. The first is beloved. It’s interesting as it has a hip-hop/ballad arrangement. It’s pretty much a synth filled ballad, that’s up-beat. The vocal distortions were pretty cool. At times it would sound a little choppy, but still good overall. This song isn’t really my thing, but I can appreciate the parts where it really sounded great, namely the chorus, which was the catchiest part.
Call Me Up is far more up-beat than the previous track. It has somewhat of a hip-hop arrangement, with the choppy beats, but don’t let that fool you. It’s filled with a lot of electronic music, as well as some tropical sounding music, during the chorus anyway. There’s also a hint of acoustic in there, it adds to the overall feel of the song. I liked that she used a lot of English in the song, made it that more enjoyable. And I really liked the chorus, it was the catchiest part of the song, and the most pop part. Her vocals sounded great too, better in Distance, but still good.
One of the best singles of the year so far, I was blown away with Kana’s if last year and this year it’s Distance. Distance is one of her best songs in ages, and her catchiest yet to date. I like what she’s doing with all of the synth, especially the different arrangements. The tracks are fantastic, and it has something that everyone can enjoy. This is another classic single by Kana, makes me wonder what she’s going to do with that new album of hers, hopefully it’ll drop later this year.