KENN‘s “Dance in the Light” has been one of the most anticipated single releases for this 3rd quarter of 2015. Sadly the single fails to deliver something interesting and really relevant to correspond to all the hype surronding it.
Single: Dance in the Light Label: Marine Entertainment Release date: 31/08/15 Genre: J-Pop
1 - Dance in the Light 2 - Dance in the Light (movie edit) 3 - Dance in the Light (Instrumental)
Dance in the Light is a jazzy tune following the previous singles KENN released for the game series “Meiji Tokyo Renka“. Working with a different crew from those glorious times – this time not under his label 5pb and, surprisingly, without the helping hand of music arranger/producer MIKOTO.
Marine Entertainment, known for not being that big when it comes to music, took over this single. With new people working beside / with him the sound has changed dramatically. The drums are now boring and over repetitive, and there are no awe moments in this track besides the ocasional high notes delivered by KENN. Both vocally and instrumentally the song is lacking. The meiji era influences were certain to bound this track to the 20th century jazz and fox trot genres but even that was done incredibly mildly in this track, also there’s no build up in the tension of the track and the bridge doesn’t add anything new to it.
Dance in the Light is not fit to make KENN show, in any way, his vocal skills, instead it shows a slowed-down, uninterested, common vocal performance.
A disappointment coming from one of the best singers in the seiyuu business.
“Dance in the Light” is available for purchase on CDJAPAN for all overseas fans.