V6 – GUILTY [36th Single]

September 4, 2009 at 9:23 pm (V6) (, )

GUILTY V6

V6’s 36th single, entitled GUILTY, was released on 09.02.09. The title track was used as the theme song to the dorama Shin Keishichou Sousa Ikka 9gakari.

GUILTY is a pretty dance song. The song starts off with a very pretty instrumental, highlighted by the sounds of the harp. Then the first veres comes in and the vocals are very smooth, staying with the atmosphere of the music perfectly. The chorus has more of energy to it and is actually quite catchy despite the way that the boys break apart the words. The rap section fits in perfectly with the vibe of the song, particularly when it’s Ken’s turn to step on. Of course the pure instrumental section has a cool feel to it that also highlights the beauty of the music. It’s a great song to dance to so V6 brings the fire yet again, this time alongside a very pretty instrumental.

逢いたくて is the B-side present on all three editions of the single. It opens with some magical sounds with a clear beat before the song’s true midtempo instrumentation comes in, opening up another world. The first verse starts and the vocals fit perfectly with the music, conveying emotion and sweetness that will definitely get to the listener. When everyone comes together on the chorus, the vocals sound amazing, particularly when they sing the title of the song. The pure instrumental section is very pretty and definitely leaves a good impression. This is a strong compliment to the A-side because it also keeps a pretty instrumental but slows down the tempo.

Available only on the regular edition is Medicine. It begins with a sort of video-game styled instrumentation and then the first verse starts. The vocals are nice as usual although the music is somewhat distracting. The second person’s vocals sound a bit off, which doesn’t leave the best impression for the chorus. And unfortunately the chorus does keep that same low energy, not really exciting the listener. The vocals are good but they’re not stellar and the music is the main problem, not really carrying anything memorable. The song isn’t one that is really strong and certainly not a great incentive to buy the regular edition of the single.

蜃気楼 is also available only on the regular edition of the single. It’s a rock flavored track, which makes it nice to see V6 switching things up but it doesn’t really grab the attention like it should. Perhaps it’s just not their style but the track isn’t really exciting so it’s not particularly worth the listen.

In order to promote the single, a PV for GUILTY was made. The video is quite simple, just featuring the boys dancing and singing in suits, looking quite sharp while doing so. The lady dancer was quite un-necessary but it did add a little more sexuality to the video, better fitting with the lyrics. Having it in black and white also suited the song nicely.

Single Ranking: B

Well V6 delivered another enjoyable A-side but the B-sides fell a little flat this time around. Usually the group has one amazing track per single but there wasn’t really a track that shined like those songs this time around. Hopefully they’ll be delivering an album soon with some great dance tracks since that’s what they do best.

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3 Comments

  1. A Look at V6’s GUILTY « International Wota said,

    […] V6 – GUILTY [36th Single] (Amai Wana) […]

  2. YUKi said,

    Nice Single & PV !
    V6 is Kakkoi 🙂

  3. jpoptoday said,

    I remember when they were boys on skates singing monotone. Such a progression for these young men!

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