AAA – BEYOND~カラダノカナタ [18th Single]

June 5, 2008 at 9:38 pm (AAA) (, )

AAA’s 18th single, entitled BEYOND~カラダノカナタ, was released on 05.28.08.

BEYOND~カラダノカナタ is uptempo song with slight pop-rock influences. The song begins with a slightly rock-influenced uptempo instrumentation before going into the first verse. The vocals sound a little shaky and don’t capture the energy as powerfully as hoped. The chorus is kind of boring as it mostly features the holding of a note and the vocals aren’t powerful enough to really handle that. The pure instrumentation section was nice but nothing particularly noteworthy. Overall the song was not impressive and could have been a lot more powerful.

The B-side to the single is One Night Animal. The song begins with a nice uptempo beat that has a certain relaxing element to it. The opening features vocals that are partly said regularly while some are distorted. The vocals during the verse much more at home with the group and thus sounds a lot better. The chorus is really enjoyable and features the group performing some cool and slick vocals. The pure instrumental section is actually pretty cool and makes a good segue into the rap section. The rap is a nice touch as it contributes to the overall fun and cool atmosphere. One Night Animal is a much better song than the A-side and the two tracks should have been switched in terms of promotion.

In order to promote the single, A PV for BEYOND~カラダノカナタ.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t very good. The video featured primarily dancing and running scenes that take inspiration from the covers. Overall the PV was forgettable.

Single Ranking: B –

AAAs 18th single features two tracks and the title track was pretty disappointing after the spectacular MIRAGE. The B-side, One Night Animal, was what saved the single for me. Hopefully the next release will feature a stronger A-side

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