Every Little Thing – あたらしい日々 / 黄金の月 [36th Single]

August 26, 2008 at 5:00 pm (Every Little Thing) (, )

Every Little Thing’s 36th single, entitled あたらしい日々 / 黄金の月, was released on 08.27.08. あたらしい日々 was used as the theme song for the drama Shibatora while 黄金の月 was used as a song of encouragement for one of the 2008 Olympic teams.

あたらしい日々 is the first A-side. The song begins with an upbeat pop instrumental with slight rock flares that sound very nice. Then it’s the first verse, sung with very smooth vocals that move with the music very nicely. There is a light-hearted and fun atmosphere that comes out on the chorus which features some very sweet vocals. The pure instrumental section starts off very fanciful and soon the rock tints come in to make it have that cool edge. Overall, the song is very enjoyable and fun, definitely worth a listen.

The other A-side is 黄金の月. This song features a more twinkling sound while still maintaining that poppish feel with rock flares in it to make the listener pay attention. Kaori brings more good vocals on this one, which makes it another enjoyable number.

In order to promote the single, a PV for あたらしい日々 was made. The video features Kaori sitting in a chair at a desk as two men constantly move her around in her room as she sings unphased. There is also a fun outdoor scene that really captures the light-hearted atmosphere of the song. The whole video should have taken on this look because it would have been a really sweet video. Then the video finishes off with everyone going to the beach, which also supports the sweetness of the song.

Single Ranking: B +

Both songs on this single feature a similar upbeat pop sound, which sounds nice but a little more variety would have been nice. Kaori’s vocals are sweet and the instrumentation definitely suits her but once again, variety would have made this single better.

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1 Comment

  1. Lex said,

    I really like this single. It’s good to hear Kaori’s voice sounding better with each new release. I think Ougon no Tsuki is better than Atarashii Hibi though.

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