Aoyama Thelma – 大っきらい でもありがと [5th Single]

December 6, 2008 at 11:09 am (Aoyama Thelma) (, )

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Aoyama Thelma’s 5th single, entitled 大っきらい でもありがと, was released on 12.10.08.

大っきらい でもありがと is an emotional song. The song starts off with a nice slow instrumental with a clear beat. There is a very calming effect from the beautiful music, which works well in the song’s favor for capturing the listener. Then the first verse begins and Thelma’s vocals are nice but that magic from just a few seconds earlier disappears. That lack of magic continues onto the chorus where there just feels like something is missing. Perhaps it’s the lack of attention on the instrumentation that makes it seem less special and Thelma’s vocals are nice but somehow, the listener just doesn’t catch on. Luckily, the song becomes a lot stronger on the second chorus as the instrumentation becomes more diverse and powerful, better suiting Thelma’s vocals.

In order to promote the single, a PV for 大っきらい でもありがと was made. The video is very simple (much like all of Thelma’s videos) but she certainly is pretty here, which makes it enjoyable. The primary scene is of Thelma lying down while there is another scene of Thelma sitting at a table waiting to get a call. Again, the video doesn’t have much going on but it does nicely show the emotions of the song.

Single Ranking: B

Even though it’s a step down from the last single, Thelma does put a lot of heart into 大っきらい でもありがと. With its clear emotional presence coming from both Thelma’s vocals and the instrumentation, it catches the listener’s ears.

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