Ichibyou Goto ni Love for you (一秒ごとに Love for you, Love For You Every Second)
Zutto… (ずっと…, Forever…)
Kuraki Mai’s 29th single starts off with the a-side Ichibyou Goto ni Love for you (一秒ごとに Love for you, Love For You Every Second). I honestly wasn’t expecting the song to go like this, I kind a like the flow though. I think its growing on me, because I don’t recall liking this song when this single first came out and I actually forgot all about it, which tends to happen with the majority of Kuraki songs. I liked the soft rock of the arrangement, I don’t think I ever not like listening to the drums, what a kick-ass instrument, I wish I knew how to play them. Kuraki’s vocals were decent, but nothing to write home about. This is pretty underwhelming for an a-side, but its an all right listen.
The next track on the single is its b-side Zutto… (ずっと…, Forever…). I admittedly like this more than the a-side, I don’t know, the a-side has more going for it, but this song just seems more memorable to me and is actually a nice listen. The arrangement is typically sparkly, it suits the song though. I honestly really like Kuraki’s vocals in this, even if she did sound a bit awkward.
Rating: ** stars
Kuraki Mai’s 29th single Ichibyou Goto ni Love for you is all right, but still pretty dull. Ichibyou Goto ni Love for you changes the pace a bit, compared to what Kuraki normally puts out, but its pretty forgettable, well to me. Zutto… is not all that better, but I really like the calm and warm flow of it.