Kensho‘s first release of the year is out. After ZERO and Touch the style, we now have STORY, his newest work. This single is featured as the opening theme of the anime Luck & Logic. His previous releases went more towards the electronic genre but this time around we have something different waiting for us. So without any further ado, let’s get this review started.
More information regarding the single:
Single: STORY Label: Lantis Release date: 27/01/16 Genre: J-Pop/Rock
STORY (Off Vocal)
RAINBOW ROAD(Off Vocal)
Track by track analysis:
Kicking off this single we have STORY with the typical guitar we often listen to when checking out Kensho’s previous releases. A powerful instrumental is waiting for us when we pass the intro, the fast drums and guitar work alongside the bass will make some of you remember OLDCODEX’s instrumentals. The detail of the piano playing shyly on the background was a nice touch, because despite it being unexpected it still blended well with the rest of the instrumental. The chorus is a really good one continuing with the same spirit from the beginning of the instrumental piece and the guitar solo really makes it clear that this track is a rock one, the melodic guitar and fast drums are the main focus in this part. STORY is by far the best track in the single. 5/5
2- RAINBOW ROAD
Mainly focused on the piano and acoustic guitar, we have RAINBOW ROAD the last song in this single, a ballad through and through. A slow tempo instrumental really makes the instrumental stand out more and also lays down the perfect stage for Kensho to give his all while singing the song. His high notes were a good change of pace. Although the chorus is simple it really is good enough to one to remember it and then we have the guitar solo that once again is melodic and slow but has lots of emotion. 5/5
STORY is without a doubt Kensho‘s best single out there. The rock genre is totally his zone, instead of a more electronic pop style that he previously presented the fans with, this time he really choose the right thing to do. This single hasn’t a thing to complain about other than it being so small, which is a shame but other than that we an only say that both STORY and RAINBOW ROAD are great songs and despite them being different they really ended up sounding well and complement each other is this single. After this release the stakes went higher for Kensho‘s fans and hopefully his next work will be as good or even better than this one.
“STORY” is available for purchase on CDJAPAN for all overseas fans.