I’ve tried to avoid commenting this issue as long as possible… but not any longer. I’m as frank as I can be but also totally subjective. So there is no need to say that I’m wrong. Because there is no “rights” or “wrongs”. Things just are as they happen to be.
The truth is I’m very disappointed after listening Morning Musume’s new single & seeing different PV versions of Aruiteru. I was afraid this could be the case after I heard first concert rips of this song. Fear creeped inside me and raised many questions.
The song, Aruiteru, is too monotonous and what underlines it’s dullnes is bad arrangement. Why the hell they used awful 80’s style synth orchestration in it? Those “strings” water down this song completely.
If you listen instrumental version on Aruiteru, you can hear how leftoverish the song is. Nothing special in it at all. Muzak at it’s best?
About lyrics. It almost looks like Tsunku has had something else to do than writing decent lines. Oh yes, he really has done so many other things these months. When you don’t have time to create new verses you just add lot of sha-la-las & na-n-nas in your song. That’ll do it?
Morning Curry, single’s another miss hit, seem to be surplus material from Koharu’s sessions. Really nothing more to say about it.