- Hikaru Nara (光るなら)
- Fuyu no Epilogue (冬のエピローグ)
- Hikaru Nara (光るなら)- Tv Size-
- Hikaru Nara (光るなら) [Instrumental]
Hikaru Nara (光るなら)
This new single from Goose House ditches the whole fun strategy of previous single and goes for a more serious look and sound with Hikaru Nara, this song which serves as OP for Shigatsu ha Kimi no Uso is a really good example of a great example that tries to emphasize the vocals of each member. This one has solo verses for each member and I’m glad it did, because I can appreciate each of them more. The arrangement is good using the usual set of the band adding some variations here and there, but what makes it better is the chorus which I think is the best part of the song. This song was really the reason I got into the band, easily this one showcases a sound they haven’t done that much and works really good for them. I’m quite fascinated with this A-side they made and I hope they have more like this in the near future.
Fuyu no Epilogue (冬のエピローグ)
Well, a more acoustic/stringy style is something I appreciate as well. In the verses you have only the voice and some guitar chords which expresses a more pure sound and simple. But the sound start to increase as the song continues with some piano and some other instruments which gives the song a more winter feel. Mostly the verses are from Manami(yay ^_^), but having more solo verses from the members shows that they can sing. I really like the chorus because the combination of strings with a depressive tone while they are playing guitar was a nice touch. Even the ending of the song shows that winter touch, This wasn’t as good as the A-side but I will give it more listens, because the acoustic live version was really good.
Is it worth listening? Yes! The A-side is really something
As this was their first single I heard from them I was overwhelmed by how good Hikaru Nara is. The song showcases great vocals and gets help with a great and kinda simple arrangement. I really like how they set apart from their previous single and how still they enjoy playing (their acoustic live song confirms this). Their B-side was a little more acoustic and simple yet depressive which works for me, but I need more listens (maybe listening the acoustic live will work) to fully appreciate it.