GIRL NEXT DOOR – Infinity [5th Single]

June 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm (GIRL NEXT DOOR) (, )

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GIRL NEXT DOOR’s 5th single, entitled Infinity, was released on 06.10.09. Infinity is the Fuji TV drama Atashinichi no Danshi theme song.

The group continues the fun upbeat sound on Infinity. Opening the song is an upbeat pop instrumental that has a slightly different feel from their previous songs and thus the listener is intrigued. Then comes the first verse and Chisa sounds so poppy and happy that the listener wants to smile along with her. The cheering is cute and adds a little flavor to the song. The chorus may not sound very different from the rest of the song but there’s something about it that still stands out. It’s a fun song that is perfect for summer due to its poppy energy.

GIRL NEXT DOOR comes with a ballad for the B-side with If. The song begins with a sweet instrumental that has kind of a wintery feeling to it to catch the listener’s attention. Chisa sounds nice on the first verse and her vocals carry something very natural and likeable. The reason that the chorus stands out is the slightly more diverse instrumentation, particularly the very opening of the chorus. Her vocals are still nice here although they could have been stronger. This is a nice song but it’s far too long, coming in at over six minutes. If it were shorter, it wouldn’t feel like it was dragging on so much.

In order to promote the single, a PV for Infinity was made. The video is comprised of two scenes: the dancing part and the performance part. The dancing part features Chisa and a group of girls in cheerleader-like atire, showing off their cute moves. All the various splashes of color actually make this really stand out and the highlight of the video. Although the girls look so emotionless so it’s kind of weird. The other part just has the group performing the song. Because of the colors, the video comes off as pretty cool.

Single Ranking: B

One of these days, it would be nice if GIRL NEXT DOOR would experiment some more with their music. Fun pop songs are nice but they can only get them so far. Their next single is a triple A-side so hopefully there will be at least a little variety there.

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3 Comments

  1. Bozu said,

    I know a lot of people hate GIRL NEXT DOOR but personally…I can’t get enough of them. Great review!

    • amaiyume said,

      I like them too although I kinda wish they would switch it up musically…their last B-side was pretty cool so they have it in them 🙂

      And thanks for the compliment!

  2. robostrike said,

    So true of their style.

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