Namie Amuro – WILD / Dr.April 8, 2009 at 6:21 AM | Posted in Namie Amuro | 11 Comments
3. WILD (Instrumental)
4. Dr. (Instrumental)
This is Namie Amuro’s 33rd single and it was released on March 18, 2009. The single reached #1 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 102,413 copies.
Namie Amuro once again delivers a large helping of FIERCE with WILD, a high octane electropop track. There is a lot of energy in the music and it’s filled with funky synth riffs and constant beats so it’s bound get to you up and moving. There is a heavy emphasis on the aggressive chorus and it tends to repeat a lot, but I can forgive that since it’s pretty catchy. Above all else, the song is just plain fun. I still prefer the material on the 60s 70s 80s single, but this song is slowly winning me over.
The other A-side, Dr., is WEIRD…but in a good way! I was like “OMG what’s going on?!” when I first listened to it. It’s not as upbeat as WILD, but holy crap there are surprising moments. The main arrangement is laid back but still features a lot spacy and far out synth with light beats. However, those “marching band” sequences are so random and different from the rest of the song. Amuro’s vocals escalate and the rhythm becomes a lot more faster paced. That being said, those are my favorite parts of the song.