Serious? Curious? Either is luxurious Pouring a champagne shower on our wet bodies DARLING: 7.38 Highest Score: 10 (@evilsin), 9.5 (@otenkiame, @Baco, @EachSmallStep, @vague) Lowest Score: 5 (@MarkB, @Gintoki), 5.5 (@_920608, @Remorque) "DARLING" was originally released in 2007 as the B-side to "FUNKY TOWN", the final single from PLAY. The song fits the retro aesthetic of the single, carrying a funky beat produced by COLDFEET, who worked with Mika Nakashima, BoA & Koda Kumi. Lyrically the song is extremely.. unique. I gather it's about getting plowed by someone who isn't really that great for you. Kneehigh Girl feels it's complements the A-Side, "Works well as a b-side to Funky Town. Not that exciting until we get to the chorus though. Not one of the b-sides I tend to listen to." TABOO didn't listen to it much either, "The chorus smashes. I’m shy to admit that I don’t recall listening to this much at all prior to the rate considering what a bop it is." Eliminathan doesn't mind the song, "The funky instrumental during the chorus doesn't last long enough but I have no other gripes with this song." RUNAWAY has a gripe, "god this song is fucking long. I thought it was over around the 3 minute mark, but then it still had a full 2 minutes left and I was just over it. Bye." EachSmallStep lives for the climax, "A chic, fun B-side. All the vocal sections and rhythms melding together at the end is satisfying." SloMover prefers it to FUNKY TOWN, "Lowkey one of my favourites from the PLAY era and I prefer it to the A-side. I just love how understated it is and how everything builds and layers as the track goes along. So slinky and sexy." Vague feels the same, "i used to hate FUNKY TOWN, so i never even bothered to listen to rest of the single before doing this rate, but i'm, like, shqqk at how good it is??!? like, why wasn't this the a-side? it's so much better!! honestly, this has such a cool, laidback vibe to it, and the production is immaculate." Evilsin appreciates the lyrics, "Sassy, feisty and ultimately sexy. This is the best Namie and both the music and the lyrics deliver 100% here. I love the lyrics so much, I believe at one point Namie says she wants to break the guy's back. Kinky." Otenkiame sees the appeal, "I adore this funky number with that looped guitar and the heavy drums. This is another of her sensual, seductive tracks, and I find that her vocals work super well with this sort of song. It's somewhat repetitive, but then the "badabadaba" bits get added to the final choruses to really amp up the track's appeal. Loved the live performance, too!" PC Music & Hyuna are shaking.