Do As Infinity – ∞2July 3, 2010 at 12:59 PM | Posted in Do As Infinity | 2 Comments
∞2 is Do As Infinity’s 23rd single and it was released on June 16, 2010. The single reached #13 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 7,582 copies.
I’m not gonna lie…I like their outfits. Ryo looks fly.
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Do As Infinity has officially outdone themselves with this new quadruple A-side single. If you thought ∞1 was good then you’re in for a treat. Starting the single is the headlining track 1/100, which I would consider to be one of the band’s more unique songs. It begins with piano and a prominent flute with Tomiko Van’s gentle vocals. I really liked how the music elevates into a spectacular chorus that adds electric guitars and strings. Overall, it’s not big and epic like Umareyuku Monotachi e was but it still proves to be a powerful song.
Continuing the uplifting atmosphere of the first track is Everything will be all right. This is an bouncy rock song with an emphasis on bass and brass instruments. The chorus is pretty catchy, too. After that is HARUKA, a more laid back song but I thought it stood out because guitarist Ryo Owatari sings some lines during the verses. Wrapping up the single is the hard-hitting Pile Driver, the most aggressive song of the 4.
I have to applaud Do As Infinity because this is definitely their best single since they reformed. It tops ∞1 (which would have been perfect without that shitty autotune song) and Kimi ga Inai Mirai because all 4 songs are excellent and of the highest quality. If I had to choose a favorite, it would be 1/100 because of its unique arrangement.
Pros: Everything is awesome! Normally, there’s at least 1 track that I don’t care for on these multiple A-side singles.
Cons: DAI is at the top of their game. Nothing bad about this flawless release.
BASICALLY…if I could, this would get ∞ stars! ;D
2. Everything will be all right
4. Pile Driver (パイルドライバー)