Fahrenheit – Only You [3rd Japanese Single]

May 4, 2009 at 8:46 pm (Fahrenheit) (, )

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Taiwanese boyband Fahrenheit’s 3rd Japanese single, entitled Only You, was released on 03.18.09.

Only You is a sweet love ballad. The song begins the piano, which starts off strongly and suddenly the beat becomes involved and it feels somewhat filled with hope. Those first vocals sound a little grating on the ears since they sound so rough in contrast with the music but the following ones sound a lot better suited for the type of song. When they all come together for the chorus, they harmonize well but their voices sound a little too deep for such a sweet instrumentation and it draws away from the song’s good points. Only You is a nice song but it would have been even better had they delivered more emotion in it.

The B-side is Déjà vu wo Mitsumeteru, a cover of one of their Chinese songs, Eternal Star. Opening the song is a very cool and starry instrumental that takes the listener into another world. Soon the boys come in for the chorus and they sound great here, their voices complimenting each other’s perfectly. The verses also sound great as it feels like they are singing a story to the listener that the music is supporting. There is even a rap section, which adds a little more flare to the song. This song is definitely the stronger of the two and should have been the A-side.

In order to promote the single, a PV for Only You was made. There’s no storyline to it and the only real effect of the video is that we get to see how good the guys look. Those suits look great on them and bring out just how attractive they are. It may be a looks-only kind of video but sometimes that’s all you need.

Single Ranking: B

Only You is a pretty nice song since the music was very pretty. It would have been more effective had the boys given more of an emotional presence for the listener to really feel. Déjà vu wo Mitsumeteru is the stronger track and probably would have served as a better A-side since the music is more interesting and the boys step up vocally. Overall, it’s not a bad single and I await the boys’ next move.

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Fahrenheit – Stay with You [Debut Japanese Single]

August 13, 2008 at 11:30 pm (Fahrenheit) (, )

Fahrenheit’s debut Japanese single, entitled Stay with You, was released on 05.21.08.

Stay with You is a sweet pop track. The song starts off a fantatsic instrumental, that takes the listener into a whole other world. Then the first verse begins and the vocals are very smooth here, catching the listener’s ear. The chorus stands out as the boys begin by singing “I just wanna stay with you” and the music continuously remains interesting. There is a certain heavenly feeling about this song that really catches the listener’s ear and the vocals throughout support that music nicely. It’s a great song definitely worth checking out.

The B-side of the single is Heart nest ~新しい巣.~ With a hopeful and upbeat feeling, the instrumentation starts the song off strongly. The first verse then begins and the boys give some very nice vocals to capture the song’s atmosphere. Although the chorus isn’t as strong as hoped, the boys do bring a little more vocal power in order to support the music. Overall, it’s a very enjoyable song with a great complimenting atmosphere to the A-side.

In order to promote the single, a PV for Stay with You was made. The video is very simple, featuring the boys singing in the jungle, really driving the naturalness of the song. It may be simple but the boys look great, the setting is pretty so the video is worth taking a look at.

Single Ranking: A –

The boys of Fahrenheit come strongly on their debut single. Both songs have a hopeful feeling about them and evokes the imagery of the sky. Stay with You is the better song and its choice as the A-side is strong. With material like this, the boys have a long career in front of them in Japan.

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