Zutto. was Aoyama Thelma’s 12th single. It was released on March 2, 2011 and debuted at no. 33 on the Oricon Weekly Charts with 2,577 copies sold. The title track was written for Thelma’s close friend Kinoshita Yukina, who is featured on the cover.
3. Zutto. (Instrumental)
4. LOLLIPOP (Instrumental)
Being that Zutto. is a wedding song, it’s as you might have guessed a ballad. It’s a very traditional ballad, piano chords, melodic strings, and some synth elements that give the song a magical quality. As you get further into the song, you can hear some lovely R&B elements that really give this mid-tempo ballad some great flair. Thelma’s vocals are just perfect too, they go well with this song. I wouldn’t call the song all that catchy, but it’s definitely memorable and beautiful.
Oddly enough, the B-Side LOLLIPOP is my favorite track. This song is covered from head to toe in synth and electronic music. The vocals are distorted, hello vocoder, and I love her vocals like this. Everything about this song screams happiness and freedom, it’s quite refreshing. The beats are just incredible, again thanks to the synth/electronic elements. And the song is just infectious. You can’t help but get the song stuck in your head, whether you like it or not. The song is extremely energetic and sure to get you pumped about Summer, or Spring when it was released back then.
It’s getting really hard to review a single that only has two tracks, just saying. I like this single, I don’t think it’s as phenomenal as the last single, but it’s still decent. I love the B-Side, but I probably shouldn’t, and the title track isn’t bad either. This single is good, but I wouldn’t say it’s amazing or that it’ll rock your socks. I got more of an emotional response from 23 IMO, I’d still say that Zutto. is more than adequate though.