FUNKY MONKEY BABYS – 告白 [8th Single]

August 3, 2008 at 9:28 pm (FUNKY MONKEY BABYS) (, )

FUNKY MONKEY BABYS’ 8th single, entitled 告白, was released on 07.23.08.

告白, a nice pop number, is the title track. The song begins with a nice piano instrumental that introduces a sweet atmosphere for the listener to enjoy. An upbeat feeling comes through the chorus and the boys give some nice vocals here. For the verses, the rapping is kinda slow so it still keeps with the song’s atmosphere. When the chorus comes back again, the boys give some stronger and rougher vocals to make it stand all the more. This is a great pop song and the boys bring energy and fun to the music.

ナツミ is the first B-side. A cool and sleek instrumental opens the song and the boys bring an upbeat and cool atmosphere as their strong vocals go with the music. The verses are fun with a poppiness that the listener can fall in love with and the lyrics are delivered with rapidity to make them stand out all the more. For its cool sound and strong vocals, this B-side really stands out and even has enough power to be the single’s title track.

あなたへ is the second B-side. The chorus hopefully opens up the song and there is something almost magical about the music that captures the listener’s attention. For the verses, there is a more poppiness as there is a very established beat that runs through the music. This song is another good song with a very nice beat and more strong vocals from the boys.

In order to promote the single, a PV for 告白 was made. The video is simple as a boy and a girl enjoy a day. There is also a scene of the boys singing together.

Single Ranking: A –

FUNKY MONKEY BABYS bring good vocals to all three songs, all of them upbeat. The first B-side emerges as the strongest song as a certain sleekness to the music is notable while the A-side is nice and catchy. Overall it’s another single worth checking out.

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3 Comments

  1. jolenesiah said,

    although a bit late for ur post… (lol 2008) and now im commenting at 2009… but i really like their songs….my 1st encounter is Lovin Life… and later i like it so much… but never had a chance to listen to it… until i saw Kokuhaku at MTV… immediately i fell in love….

    and agreed w ur review.. their music is upbeat… and woah their vocal is v strong n i really salute them…. 😀

    I like natsumi… is very nice~

  2. joe said,

    i accidentally heard this single while wandering a cd store in osaka and sang it all day even though i don’t speak japanese (i think i really annoyed y japanese friends). they sent it to me after i got back to nyc. it is fun and really catchy!

  3. les said,

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