EXILE – The Birthday ~Ti Amo~ [28th Single]

October 5, 2008 at 11:47 am (EXILE) (, )

EXILE’s 28th single, entitled The Birthday ~Ti Amo,~ was released on 09.24.08. The title track was used as the CM song for Meiji’s Melty Kiss.

The Birthday ~Ti Amo~ is a sweet midtempo number. The song starts off with a very pretty instrumentation with some Spanish influences that give it that kind of dreamy feeling the listener can just fall into. On the first verse, the music becomes more simplistic so the focus is on the boys’ voices and the vocals are pretty smooth here so that was a wise decision. Introducing the chorus nicely is the progression of the music that becomes slightly louder until the chorus comes in. It’s a nice section although it doesn’t stand out as much as hoped from the verses. Nonetheless, it’s quite enjoyable and the whole song is catchy so it’s no problem. The Birthday ~Ti Amo~ strongly takes on those Spanish sounds to make this song catch the listener’s ear and it compliments the boys’ smooth vocals strongly.

In order to promote the single, a PV for The Birthday ~Ti Amo~ was made. The video is very long, clocking in at just over eight minutes. It’s actually a really boring video that tells a story and while it’s always nice to have a storyline, this video was just so boring that it wasn’t even worth it.

Single Ranking: A –

The Birthday ~Ti Amo~ gets points for successfully taking on Spanish sounds to transform this ballad into a quite catchy midtempo song. It’s another good one from EXILE worth looking at.

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