Kane wo Narashite was BONNIE PINK’s 24th single. It was released August 6, 2008. It sold 13,447 copies in it’s first week, 32,087 overall and reached #9 on the charts. The title track was used as the XBOX 360 game “Tales of Vesperia” Japanese theme song.
Ring A Bell was BONNIE PINK’s 1st digital single. It was released April 16, 2008. It was used as the XBOX 360 “Tales of Vespira” Western version theme song.
1. Kane wo Narashite
2. Pump It Up!
3. A Perfect Sky (Björn Remix)
4. Kane wo Narashite (Instrumental)
5. Pump It Up! (Instrumental)
I don’t think I can express my love for this amazing song. Kaori’s amazing vocals aside, I think it was the rock inspired instrumental that really drew me into this song. The very first second, the song never lets up with it’s loud rock song. It’s very drum heavy in the beginning but it must be the guitar chorus in the verses that really get to me. It’s almost a mellow sounding kind of song with some hopeful sounding English lyrics. Kane wo Narashite sports an AMAZING chorus that are sure to suck you up and spit you out wanting more(what? XD). Really though, this song is a MUST LISTEN, it’s really amazing.
What a relief to know that the b-side is up to par with the a-side in terms of quality. Pump It Up! is a dance-y based pop song with lots of beats, interesting background vocals and synth and a memorable chorus. There’s no way I enjoyed this song as much as the a-side but it’s a really high quality track that proves to be quite catchy and seems more like a-side material. Recommended listening.
Well, it can’t be all perfect, right? A Perfect Sky (Björn Remix) is a remix that appeared on the Swedish release of her “Thinking Out Loud” album. I would of preferred to not have had it in this single, or to listen to it at all. My main problems with this remix are the children chorus that was added. It was totally unnecessary and just made the song even stranger than it already is. The other thing is this really annoying, blaring sound that plays after each chorus, which was just the icing on the cake to me not enjoying this song. If it weren’t for those two things, this song would have actually been listenable.
1. Ring A Bell
Ring A Bell is actually the English version of Kane wo Narashite. There’s absolutely no other differences other than the language. I was very skeptical as to how BONNIE PINK’s English was, but I was glad to find out that it is in fact very good and understandable. I actually enjoyed this version even more as I was able to relate the lyrics with the PV and the song itself.
You can’t go wrong with Kane wo narashite from BONNIE PINK. It’s truly one of the most amazing and attractive songs I’ve heard in a long time. The perfect combination between her vocals and the instrumentals make this single perfect, no matter how bad the third track was.