Just a quick warning, I’m pretty sure some of the tweets at the end of this are not from either of the two shows listed. Too bad.
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C-ute start off the new year with a song that sounds like an early “song of the year” contender. “Tsugi no Kado wo Magare” burns along with a sense of purpose rarely heard in idol songs. The song seems to be convinced of its own importance like it has a mind and personality of its own. I’m not sure I’ve ever heaped on as many glowing, colorful descriptors in praise of a song before (well, maybe for Mano Erina’s “My Days for You“) , but I feel very strongly that “Tsugi no Kado wo Magare” just might be the best song Hello! Project releases in 2015.
Let the Suzuki Airi pic spam begin!
I might as well write a bit about pedigrees for the 27th major release from the most senior Hello! Project group. “Tsugi no Kado…” is not written by Tsunku. I don’t want anyone to think I wish ill upon the man, because I wish him a full and speedy recovery, and I really want him to return to his post at Hello! Project in full. But, things being what they are, I’m glad at least one other talented songwriter/composer is available to assist in the considerable writing duties of the Projects. Nakajima Takui proves again that he is man who knows his way around a song arrangement or two. Nakajima already gifted us with Angerme’s “Taiki Bansei” this year.