Berryz Koubou – MADYADE [17th Single]

November 3, 2008 at 5:18 pm (Berryz Koubou) (, )

Berryz Koubou’s 17th single, entitled MADAYADE, was released on 11.05.08.

MADAYADE is a love beach paradise. Opening the song is a cool summery surfer atmosphere coming through the instrumentation. The verses take on a calmer feeling and the girls’ voices sound nice here although it would have been nicer if they were a little bit stronger. The chorus is catchy particularly for the repeating words that the girls do and that fun-ness comes through strongly. Unfortunately the pure instrumental section isn’t anything too strong but it does provide a nice transition back into the chorus. MADAYADE isn’t anything groundbreaking but it does have a nice atmosphere that the listener can fall into.

The B-side of the single is フラれパターン. The song begins with a fun and cool summery instrumental that takes the listener on a ride. The hook is the first part where the girls sing and it’s also the part that stands out the most because of the sheer fun pop atmosphere. Having some of the girls go deeper with another singing higher really works to provide two layers of enjoyment. On the verses, the girls don’t lose any of that shine as there vocals continue to be strong and go well together. With the chorus, the girls harmonize perfectly to make this part of the song pop with flavor. The pure instrumental section has that groovy feeling as the guitar steps apart and makes itself known. This is a fantastic song definitely worth checking out.

In order to promote the single, a PV for MADAYADE was made. The video features the girls at an office as they just have fun and dance. Their outfits are the same from the covers so they aren’t exactly the most eye-pleasing. The video isn’t particularly strong but it gets the job done.

Single Ranking: A –

After the release of their latest album, Berryz Koubou hasn’t lost any steam. MADAYADE is a fun song that would have been perfect for summer. However it’s the B-side that is the star of this single and should have been promoted to A-side. Overall, another strong release from the girls that catches the ear.

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