The Hello!Online tracker has a radio rip of Morning Musume’s next single (their 43rd) Seishun Collection.
The first thing that struck me is… harmonies! For the first time in a long time it sounds like several of the girls singing together, not just in the chorus. It’s a very upbeat song, and it reminds me a lot of album tracks from 4th Ikimasshoi and No. 5, which I just happened to be listening to today as I drove to piano lessons, so I also like the piano bits.
This will be a fantastic song in concert. It’s got a great melody and a very nostalgic “golden era” Momusu feel. I really like it! This will definitely be one of my “pick me up” Momusu songs. Honestly I’ve listened to it 3 times since I got home – about 20 minutes ago, and even though I was in a good mood already it has really brightened my day. (It’s grey and overcast here and supposed to rain).
Translation to the lyrics here via the Hello!Online forums and provided by S-N-I-P-E-R.
I can’t wait for the PV!