Anna Tsuchiya feat. AI – Crazy World

July 2, 2008 at 11:54 AM | Posted in Anna Tsuchiya | 2 Comments
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Tracklisting
1. Crazy World
2. What you gonna do? / Anna Tsuchiya
3. Crazy World (FPM Hyper Society mix)

This is Anna Tsuchiya’s 8th single and it was released on June 11, 2008. The single reached #19 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 10,488 copies.

Anna Tsuchiya and AI collaborate once again for this strange rock and R&B hybrid. For those who don’t know who AI is, she is a well-known J-urban artist who sings as well as raps. Crazy World switches between the two genres at different intervals and I liked the song’s overall flow. The verses are calm but feature various synthetic sounds and beats with AI saying some random stuff in the background. When the chorus arrives, the music and Tsuchiya’s vocals become more aggressive and the electric guitars come into play. The bridge is also divided into two parts: there is a short electric guitar solo which is followed by a rapping section by AI. In the end, I thought that this wasn’t a bad collaboration.

The B-side is performed solely by Tsuchiya and it’s in English. What you gonna do? is definitely more pop than her previous works and it also has that light R&B sound previously heard in Crazy World thanks to the frequent beats. The chorus later adds some electric guitar and strings, adding a little more variety into the music.

The FPM Hyper Society mix of Crazy World is a dance club take of the original and it was remixed by Fantastic Plastic Machine. It is very heavy with the synth and the pace of the music has been taken up a notch as well. I thought this was an okay remix, but it was too long for my tastes (I get bored with almost any remix that’s over 6 minutes long).

Overall Rating 

3½ stars

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  1. man both Ai and Anna are too awesome for this boring single, ah well, the music video made up for it with its hotness.

  2. I agree! Crazy World has to be the best collabration of 2008. And, the parts are divded the way a collab. should be!
    I wasn’t all that impressed with the remix or the B-side.


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