°C-ute – EVERYDAY Zekkouchou!!

EVERYDAY Zekkouchou!! is °C-ute’s 10th major single and it was released on September 16, 2009. It reached #2 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and has sold 27,750 copies.

Tracklisting

1. EVERYDAY Zekkouchou!!
2. Amai Wana
3. EVERYDAY Zekkouchou!! (Instrumental)

Tsunku managed to capture the essence of summer with EVERYDAY Zekkouchou!!, a breezy and tropical light pop sound with fresh vocals from the girls and a synth instrumental. Even though they still continue with these safer, lighter songs, the a-side doesn’t totally fall into the generic category. It’s instrumental alone is worth nothing, not to mention °C-ute’s impressive vocals. I liked the was the sang the second chorus together as a group instead of solos, it really gave the song a type of united feeling.

Amai Wana is actually completely different to the a-side. It makes use of the electric guitar, along with various other rock elements, giving us a very °C-ute style rock song(think FOREVER LOVE but b-side material). I have no complains at the vocals, although I thought they could have had a bit more energy and life in them. For a b-side(and one from °C-ute if anything), it’s not bad at all, though I would pass it over the a-side any day.

I really wish Tsunku would take the girls back to their older sound from songs like Namida no Iro and FOREVER LOVE. Sure, these cute pop songs aren’t insanely bad, but it just doesn’t stand out as much as °C-ute releases usually tend to do. Anyway, an overall nice release from the girls, even if it is Erika’s last.

Overall Rating

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About Abraham

J-Pop devotee, Hello! Project ace, graphic designer, blogger, gamer, dancer, prince and day dreamer. Founded Sora to Kujira.
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