JYONGRI – Muteki na AiSeptember 4, 2009 at 2:49 PM | Posted in JYONGRI | 6 Comments
Muteki na Ai (無敵な愛) is JYONGRI’s 8th single and it was released on August 19, 2009. This single reached #34 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 3,143 copies.
I LOVE the cover. It’s her best one to date!
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As much as I love JYONGRI’s mid-tempo songs and ballads, it is always a treat when she releases an upbeat track as an A-side and Muteki na Ai is superb. Utilizing constant beats with upbeat strings, I thought this stylish tune had great production value. Her vocals are crisp and strong as well. There is also a nice break in the music that features low key strings with adlibbing in the background. All of her dance oriented songs have never disappointed me so I was very content with this song. It’s HOT, okay?
Then there’s START, which is also upbeat but definitely has more of a cute and uplifting vibe. It’s described as a “job hunting song” so go figure. lol
Anyway, I liked this song too. The chorus is very nice and it has lyrics that aren’t corny! Overall, the song is a lot better than the B-sides on her previous single.
Speaking of her previous single, a lovely piano version of Maybe Someday appears as track 3. Personally, the song sounds a lot better with just the piano and strings so I thought it was a step up compared to the original. It gets very pretty near the end.
Pros: Muteki na Ai is her best A-side since Kissing Me. The other tracks are well done too.
Cons: I really can’t think of any! XD I’m just hoping for less ballads and more upbeat dance songs in the future.
BASICALLY…listen to this single NOW!
1. Muteki na Ai (無敵な愛)
3. Maybe Someday -Piano Hikigatari Ver.- (Maybe Someday -ピアノ弾き語り Ver.-)
4. Muteki na Ai (Instrumental)
5. START (Instrumental)