GIRL NEXT DOOR – 情熱の代償 / ESCAPE [3rd Single]

November 9, 2008 at 5:01 pm (GIRL NEXT DOOR) (, )

GIRL NEXT DOOR’s 3rd single, entitled 情熱の代償 / ESCAPE, was released on 11.12.08. This single comes as the third and final one of the group’s three monthly consecutive releases.

情熱の代償 is an upbeat number with an emotional presence. The song begins with Chisa giving some strong vocals over a fun yet relaxing dance beat that stands out. On the verses, the music steps back a little so that the beat is clear and the focus is on her vocals. She actually manages to bring the passion and emotion on the chorus as her vocals really stand strongly against the music. Momentary moments of pure instrumentation really stand out here as the music really is capturing. It’s another great song from GIRL NEXT DOOR and is a nice change as the emotions come out over a fun dance instrumental.

ESCAPE is the weaker A-side of the two. The song starts off with the chorus. Chisa’s vocals certainly are nice here and capture emotion but at certain points, it feels a little strained. Over time, the music becomes more diversed but unfortunately it feels like it’s something they’ve already done before. On the verses, Chisa’s vocals sound awkward and in fact, it doesn’t even really sound like her and it doesn’t get the ears into such an enjoyable process. The song just doesn’t have that spark to make it different from other GIRL NEXT DOOR songs.

In order to promote the single, a PV for 情熱の代償 was made. The video is very interesting as it features a dark atmosphere and various scenes of coldness. The acting is fantastic and it really does support the emotions that the song exute.

Single Ranking: B +

Although it’s a step down from the group’s last single, this single offers some potential. 情熱の代償 is quite enjoyable and takes a nice change from the group’s usual sound while ESCAPE doesn’t. Hopefully their album will be varied enough for the listener to enjoy.


  1. Karen said,

    eh the whole single has leaked out already ?!?! I haven’t heard ESCAPE yet ..

  2. amaiyume said,

    oh yeah, I heard it on imeem!!!! It should still be there…

  3. Karen said,

    eh …. O_O

    I’m at now , they don’t have it 😦

  4. amaiyume said,

    woahhhh…that’s really weird…
    I definitely heard it there so I wonder why it was taken down…

  5. Karen said,

    I know it’s really strange

  6. amaiyume said,

    LMAO it is
    last single was muchhhh better

  7. Karen said,


    never mind it’s ok , it wouldn’t be long before the single will leak out anyway ;p

  8. amaiyume said,

    ohhhh you meant it was strange that it was taken down!! I thought you meant ESCAPE was strange 😛

    but yeah, it’ll be out soon anyway

  9. Karen said,

    I haven’t even heard how ESCAPE sounds like -_-

    but yeah it will be leaked out real soon , I wait for that to happen

  10. amaiyume said,

    yeah yeah, I’ll keep checking imeem and if I can find it, I’ll post the link on your blog 🙂

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