Misia – Catch The Rainbow [21st Single]

December 23, 2008 at 5:02 pm (Misia) (, )

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Misia’s 21st single, entitled Catch The Rainbow, was released on 12.17.08. The title track was originally released as a digital single earlier in the year but was chosen to be released physically. The physical single includes various remixes of Catch The Rainbow as well as the B-side, Joyful Moment.

Catch The Rainbow is an addictively catchy pop number that catches the listener’s ear. The song begins on a great note as she sings “Baby Misia Funky Town” and then the pop instrumentation comes into play, prompting the listener to want even more. On the verses, there are many English phrases such as “it’s the show time” and “like a flower” and they really pop. But it’s the chorus that really makes this song stand out and Misia delivers even stronger vocals, keeping that fun atmosphere. Those final lines of the chorus sung in English such as  “you make me feel so good, ready go!” and “the way that you make me feel feels so good” sound great and really end the chorus on a strong note. The pure instrumental section allows for a nice dance break before the final chorus. The final line of the song is “I wanna tell you my heart feels so good” and she really hits that last note with grace and clarity. Then some pure insrumentation puts us at the song’s true end. Catch The Rainbow is a magnificent song and definitely one of Misia’s best ones to date.

Joyful Moment, a long song clocking in at over six minutes, is the single’s B-side. The song starts off with a radio station providing an introduction for the song and soon the fun and relaing instrumentation comes in. There is a chorus accompanying her and immediately, it does not make a good impression. However when Misia begins singing alone, it gets a little better since her vocals are smooth and pretty, supporting the prettiness of the instrumentation. The chorus just comes off as annoying because the chorus comes back in to provide backing vocals. Overall this song just isn’t nearly as catchy or memorable as the A-side. It might have been better had it ben cut by a few minutes and the chorus was removed.

Single Ranking: A –

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3 Comments

  1. Pommy said,

    *gasps* A-…..shame shame, and to think you’re replaying the song over and over again XD
    the cover is so colorful @_@

  2. amaiyume said,

    hahaha had the B-side been better, then it would have gotten a better ranking. It’s stiill soooo addictive!

  3. ` jia RONG . said,

    Hey there! Great review! 😉

    May I request you to link me up? Heh

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