YUI – CHE.R.RYMarch 23, 2007 at 8:21 PM | Posted in YUI | Leave a comment
2. Driving today
3. Rolling star ~YUI Acoustic Version~
4. CHE.R.RY ~Instrumental~
This is YUI’s 9th single and it was released on March 7, 2007. The single reached #2 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 168,638 copies.
CHE.R.RY starts off a little shaky because of YUI’s low pitched vocals during the verses but it quickly becomes an extremely charming song when the chorus arrives. I love the chorus because it is very catchy and the upbeat mix of acoustics and strings is wonderful. Compared to her previous singles, this song has more of a pop, cutesy feel to it.
I thought the B-side, Driving today, was okay. The song is kind of boring but it has progressive riffs and strong percussion. I miss those really upbeat YUI B-sides and these recent ones have just been so uninteresing to me.
The next track is the YUI Acoustic Version of Rolling star. As I said before, I didn’t like this song because I thought YUI was trying too hard to sound more ‘punkish’ and ‘aggressive’. This is version is a step up, but only a minor one. The acoustics are VERY nice but overall, I’m still not very fond of this song in general. It just rubs me the wrong way for some reason.