At This Point:
Love Me Back
At This Point:
Love Me Back
Oh wow, yes, there are some similar sonic elements.The song reminds me of Toxic for some reason.
Not to me, ha!That album was a disapointment overall.
I don't know, "UNIVERSE" being the last standing album track feels correct.Yas a perfect top 5!! Pop Diva has never done ANYTHING for me so I’m glad it’s been shut out of winning! Never in my wildest dreams would I have predicted UNIVERSE in the top 5 though. I’m so pleasantly surprised. That’s an amazing song right there.
Then don't, but I like how you're thinking.I don't want to pick favourites, but if Ko-So wins then Japonesque wins and that's the world I want to live in.
Honestly any of the songs would be excellent winners. ECSTASY winning would really be something, but I think it'll be Lollipop for sure.Would KO-SO-KO-SO or Lollipop be a shock number 1? Who's the assumed winner of the 4 from a veteran KK fans perspective?
I think out of the 4 remaining "TOUCH DOWN" would be the most surprising winner. When Part II was still running I thought that "POP DIVA" had it on lock.Would KO-SO-KO-SO or Lollipop be a shock number 1? Who's the assumed winner of the 4 from a veteran KK fans perspective?
ECSTASY winning would really be something
Y'all just had to go and jinx it, huh?I think ECSTASY has the best chance at winning.
Y'all just had to go and jinx it, huh?
kakegae no nai
ima wo motto fukaku
jibun wo ikitai
Ride on time ECSTASY ga
Burning up, burning up
OK! I GO! K-U-M-I
Highest scorers: 11x2 (@Coming Century, @Ana Raquel), 10x8 (@lalaclairi_, @Love Deluxe, @Osiris, @Weslicious, @Cutlery, @vague, @Music Is Life and @me!), 9,5x1 (@otenkiame)
Lowest scorers: 5x1 (@abael, oh no baby, what is u doing!?), 7x2 (@soratami, @Yeziirl)
My score: lookie above
5 voters: #4, 9,10 avg.
10 voters: #3, 9,05 avg.
15 voters: #4, 9,10 avg.
18 voters: #4, 9,17 avg.
Look at the consistency! Besides the two 11s, this also got the most 10s so far with nine. And still with all this, the last track from "UNIVERSE" falls. Written and produced by the production unit HUM, consisting of UTA (genius!) and MIHIRO, a.k.a. Mairo, of the group "Full Of Harmony", the track was one of the 3 a-sides on the summer single "3 SPLASH", along with "Lick me♥" and "Hashire!". The music video for the song featured Kumi in the black biker outfit from one of the artworks for the single, in a blond wig and some kind of a curtain during a photoshoot, in a blue duct tape outfit dancing and, of course, in a room filled with sperm-reminiscent substance. In one word, it was iconic. Where do I start with the song though? The major draw is definitely the fact that this is both familiar and new. The overall soundscape is pretty well-trodden by Kumi and yet the guys of HUM managed to bring so many new elements that made this stand out. That electric guitar alone is like an electric current running through the whole song and filling it with so much spunk hehe. The beat doesn't let go from start to finish, while the occasional zesty synths and siren-like sounds season an already yummy dish. Moreover, I find this to be a perfect match to Kumi vocal-wise. I don't know how or what the guys of HUM did, but the tone of the song makes Kumi sound really lush, especially in the verses. Moving on to the lyrics, I love how the combination of a simple phrase "laid back" and a squeaking synth in the chorus made me think that she was singing "remix" instead for a couple of days, until the official lyrics appeared online. It looks like the song is about the carnal pleasures:
So, so, so
sexily dancing every night like a honeybee
When you're stung, it's over
Yes, yes, yes
I'll teach you
the true taste of the sweet smelling honey
Come get your honey, amirite?
Oh, shush, @abael (5)! Like you know anything, "Unusual composition choices leave this track without a sense of progression. The vocal distortion works against it also."
@Yeziirl (7) is just... ugh, exhausting, "Chorus drags on for too long without being too catchy, so it remains boring throughout" I wish you were dragged already, because I'm tired.
They shouldn't have put it so close to "Physical Thing" on the album, I guess. Right, @Eskiath (9)? "Doesn't slap quite as hard as Physical thing but still great." Right.
It took some time for @otenkiame (9,5) to see the light, "I didn't get this right away, but it's a must nowadays. The fusion of rock with her pop style works in so many ways. Sometimes I wish it were a bit more bombastic, but I'm sure that's just me being picky. ANYWAY, I can't forget to mention the music video's scene where she's basically swimming in semen. OMG, Kuuwen." Iconique.
@lalaclairi_ (10) needs another dose, "Listening to this is like a burst of adrenaline." Did you mean ecstasy though?
Let's mosh pit to this, @Cutlery (10)! "This is so bubbling underneath loud goodness, like hearing a basement rock gig from four houses down the street. Truly a song for the thrill of a rave! The final "ECSTASY" makes me ecstatic indeed" Wear something protective not to stab me first.
@vague (10) appreciates the majestic melodies spliced with vocoder, "i'm always a sucka for some vocoded vocals (i blame miss Nakata Yasutaka for that ddd), plus that chorus is 11-worthy. really dig this."
I hope @Music Is Life (10) won't be too upset with this result, "Good God this desereves to win, and I think it has the best chance, maybe? That funky electric guitar line and extremely fun dance beat get my body shaking all the time."
@Weslicious (10) most certainly went there, "Queen of bathing in questionable goo... Koda Cumi!"
I leave you with @Ana Raquel (11), who found something to give her 11 to, woo-hoo! Small victories, etc., ect., "This is possibly one of the best chorus I've ever heard. Catchy, well produced, memorable, makes me want to listen to the song in loop. Congrats sis!" It is very loop-able, yes. I've been listening to this for 40 minutes already, while doing this write-up, actually.
This is not performed often enough, even if it did get shown off on TV, during tours and at a-nation.
What a glorious part of a concert with these 3 going one after another.
i hate this rate!!!!!!!!!!
Nope, it was "ESCALATE".Was t Ecstasy performed recently on re(live)?