Yeah, I'm not digging it.
Ever since the live preview of One Two Three appeared, I've been on the fence with this song. But today I concluded, after listening to it again, that I really do not like it at all right now. However, because everyone has been going on the hype about this song, I've actually decided to keep my mouth shut and say nothing - hence why this post is a bit delayed.
I've actually been ignoring the song up until now, because I was honestly so disappointed with it when I listened to it the first time round. I didn't know what to think - I just really did not care for it at all, and it surprised me. The only other song that I dislike this much is the God-awful As For One Day, but I never thought that I would listen to another Morning Musume song that made me feel the same sense of great dislike...
But as I said, I've actually been pretty quiet about what I think about this song up until now. I actually admitted to my sister today that I don't like it, and she was quite surprised that I don't care for the song. I have a feeling that she's hoping that I change my mind when the PV comes out with a good quality version of the song...
In all honesty, I think it is down to the arrangement of the song. I don't think that I like electro-pop, and I certainly don't like how everyone is auto-tuned to high heavens. Okay, FINALLY they used auto-tune on Riho to make her sound half-decent, but she still sounds whiny. But why the entire song? It gets annoying, it gets too... same-ish. Having a random auto-tune attack in a song like Only You and Renai Hunter is fine, because it's a random attack - this is like full-blown Vocaloid, and I don't really like Vocaloid. Heck, I can't even sit through Perfume, because I don't like the amount of auto-tune used in the song!
Another thing that I will gladly gripe about with this song is that it seems like a Reina-Riho fest with a bit of Sayu on the side and a small sample of everyone else. Okay, we're all used to this - but I honestly did think that, after Risa's graduation, at least one more member would get pushed to the front, whoever it just so happens to be. But nah. Looks like we're getting the same old faces at the front.
I'm also not overly keen on this 'Hype' that's going on, either - Whilst I like reading everyone's thoughts on blogs, I actually hate reading facebook comments from fellow MoMusu fans - especially the girls who go over-the-top crazy with their comments, openly slandering anyone who doesn't care for the song - such as telling girls to 'shut the fuck up, this song's amazing.' or to fuck off because people genuinely don't like the song.
Oh, I'm being too bitchy and negative, so let's get onto a good point about this new single:
It rocks, let' be bluntly honest. The same with those outfits (they look like playboy bunnies), the hair and the make-up - I like how it all looks sexy. The only problem is the song right now, though I might just have to wait till a good quality MP3 appears...
I was honestly, honestly hoping that the way I felt about this single was to do with all the hype - but it isn't. I really just can't grasp the 'greatness' of this song. It leaves me bored, and with a headache. It doesn't stick in my brain, and I hate how it is auto-tuned to the max. In total, this song is probably going to be one of the most hated Morning Musume songs out of any of the new ones that I have liked or disliked so far.
I won't get psyched about this single now - I said it before on Facebook, and I will say it again - I won't get psyched for this single until both PV's are out, or else I will become royally pissed off. If I get hyped up about it when I seriously don't like it, then I might just end up hating the Matenrou Show as well.
A final note to be shared: With Sayu as the Leader of Morning Musume now, it seems that Tsunku finds it befitting to auto-tune the fuck out of everyone else. Let's just say that this is the downside to Sayu's reign as a leader, because whilst we get sexy-as-Heck costumes, we have one horrible song to pair those clothes off with.
Looks like this new Era will be called 'Vocaloid-Era', because Lordy, who knows how many MoMusu's need auto-tune now other than our beloved Sayu?
You can now stick me in with the wonderful minority of people who 'HATUUUR' this song.
Oh fuck it reminds me of the horrific 'Suki da na Kimi ga'... Which is fine live.
PING!!! Idolminded Recommended Reading: May 30th, 2012