19 May 2013

May'n - Run Real Run

Real Onigokko THE ORIGIN OP

Tracklist:

1. Run Real Run
2. Outsider
3. Run Real Run (without May'n)
4. Outsider (without May'n)

1. Run Real Run

Mysterious, gritty synths open the actual high-speed dance track, following the trend of electro-inspired music she's been releasing lately. With the aggressive techno flying around, the guitars somewhat take the back place and silently play the (citing Tsukiyo no Hikari) "James Bond theme" and give an impact to the already very upbeat, fast in tempo track. Usually, songs like this come off as too unemotional, but the powerful chorus and May'n's great voice, along with the dramatic melody perfectly reflect the emotions of despair, fright and the unavoidable fate of one who is caught in the Onigokko game. Run Real Run is right up there with her better songs, and the PV is definitely recommended as well.
Rating: 9

2. Outsider

An impending machinery intro sets the scene for another beat heavy song, and as to replace a ballad, the B-side is quite sadder and more subtle, but at the same time does gain upbeatness in an interesting electro-ballad experiment. May'n's vocals here are fairly darker here, including the Kanon Wakeshima-like gothic tones and creepy ominousness, but they do retain the striking height and drama from the previous track. In the same way the dysharmonic melodies are used here, the instrumentals are also quite hard to define, being a merge of electronica, slight guitars and an occasional bell. Still, even though the song was interesting by pure music theory, it sometimes fails to be interesting and attention-catching, and that's probably its major flaw.
Rating: 7

This single comes really close to being my new favourite from May'n (even with Scarlet Ballet being such a masterpiece). It's a shame she has B-sides that usually erode the impressions from her releases, but I guess it's a necessary sacrifice when the big amount of time goes into producing excellent music like Run Real Run. My overall rating is: 8.

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19 May 2013

May'n - Run Real Run

Real Onigokko THE ORIGIN OP

Tracklist:

1. Run Real Run
2. Outsider
3. Run Real Run (without May'n)
4. Outsider (without May'n)

1. Run Real Run

Mysterious, gritty synths open the actual high-speed dance track, following the trend of electro-inspired music she's been releasing lately. With the aggressive techno flying around, the guitars somewhat take the back place and silently play the (citing Tsukiyo no Hikari) "James Bond theme" and give an impact to the already very upbeat, fast in tempo track. Usually, songs like this come off as too unemotional, but the powerful chorus and May'n's great voice, along with the dramatic melody perfectly reflect the emotions of despair, fright and the unavoidable fate of one who is caught in the Onigokko game. Run Real Run is right up there with her better songs, and the PV is definitely recommended as well.
Rating: 9

2. Outsider

An impending machinery intro sets the scene for another beat heavy song, and as to replace a ballad, the B-side is quite sadder and more subtle, but at the same time does gain upbeatness in an interesting electro-ballad experiment. May'n's vocals here are fairly darker here, including the Kanon Wakeshima-like gothic tones and creepy ominousness, but they do retain the striking height and drama from the previous track. In the same way the dysharmonic melodies are used here, the instrumentals are also quite hard to define, being a merge of electronica, slight guitars and an occasional bell. Still, even though the song was interesting by pure music theory, it sometimes fails to be interesting and attention-catching, and that's probably its major flaw.
Rating: 7

This single comes really close to being my new favourite from May'n (even with Scarlet Ballet being such a masterpiece). It's a shame she has B-sides that usually erode the impressions from her releases, but I guess it's a necessary sacrifice when the big amount of time goes into producing excellent music like Run Real Run. My overall rating is: 8.

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