Koda Kumi – anytime [39th Single]

November 19, 2008 at 9:26 pm (Koda Kumi) (, )


Koda Kumi’s 39th single, entitled anytime, was released on 01.23.08. This single was released just a week before her latest studio album, Kingdom. While the title track was originally intended to be released on the FREAKY single, it was chosen not to be for unknown reasons.

anytime is such a sweet and adorable track that the listener could not help but fall in love with it. The song begins with a very pretty and cute instrumental that instantly takes the listener in the story of this song. Kumi then takes the first verse and her vocals here are just so infectious that the atmosphere really comes alive. The chorus works nicely with English phrases such as “anyday, anytime” and “one day, one time” serving as the openers, smoothly running through the rest of the chorus. This song is too relaxing and cute not to love and it shows Kumi being cute while having a story behind it.

Bounce, an uptempo fun number, is the single’s B-side. The chorus starts the song off and there’s somewhat of a relaxing atmosphere despite the music being catchy and upbeat. She sings “bounce ladies bounce, baby let’s get down” and it definitely makes the listener want to move along. The verses are nice as Kumi provides smooth vocals that support the music well and her vocals actually were shown off here. Kumi then delivers even more fun-ness on the rap section of the third verse while it gives that sexiness as she says “shake, shake, shake it in his face.” Bounce is just so fun and cool that it contrasts the A-side well to make it a solid single.

In order to promote the single, a PV for anytime was made. The video features Kumi being adorable as she has a drive with her boyfriend, tries to write lyrics and gets frustrated (the best scene is when she cries and her boyfriend gives her his sweater to comfort her) as well as cooking for him. It’s just such a cute video that brings the adorableness of the song to life.

Single Ranking: A +

Both anytime and Bounce are great songs and together they make this a very enjoyable single. anytime is the adorable and peaceful one while Bounce is the fun party song. Kumi sure can pull off both styles and this single reflects that.


  1. Karen said,

    erm wow Kevin lol surprised that you did up a review of anytime especially since the single was released like in what in Jan this year ? :O

    but anyway I like anytime & I think Bounce’s the perfect contrast to the a-side

  2. amaiyume said,

    hahaha I know!! I was just thinking about Kumi having a new album in January and thought to myself “hey, did I do a review for anytime?” and I didn’t XD

    I know why though. I didn’t listen to this single until it was on Kingdom so that I could have more new tracks to listen to 🙂

    Bounce is fun and anytime is so sweet and adorable, I really LOVE it!!

  3. Lex said,

    I love anytime. It’s such a sweet song. ❤

    Bounce is an awesome B-side too.

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