MEZZO “Forever Note” (Review)

MEZZO continue to explore pop-rock for their outing with Forever Note.

Title: Forever Note
Label: Lantis 
Release date: 31/10/2019 
Genre: Ballad


1- Forever Note

Forever Note is yet another new iteration for this duo. Acoustic guitars, a laidback piano melody, simple snare drums, and a noticeable bass line give life to this song.

Although the verses are lackluster, the chorus is exciting and instantly draws your attention in. A nice touch in the reverbed guitar riffs with a blue-grass touch. The way the reverb was worked made the riffs sound distant and dreamy. The guitar solo is unexpected good albeit brief. On the vocal end Atsushi Abe and KENN are trailing safe territory and, as a result, they sing their hearts out.

It seems, especially after Kaleidoscope and now with Forever Note, that MEZZO are  starting from straying away from ballads and embarking on a pop-rock journey. Of course this can change with any upcoming release but, so far, it is diluting the duo’s quality and originality within the IDOLiSH7 franchise.

Regardless, as a standalone entry this is a solid track, a clear improvement from the predictable Kaleidoscope.

This song is available for streaming via Spotify.


Forever Note is yet another new iteration for MEZZO. Pop-rock still played an important role in their sound however, it was done in a less predictable and boring fashion than its predecessor, Kaleidoscope.


Forever Note
Vanessa Silva
The Hand That Feeds HQ founder and music reviewer writing about Japanese music since 2010. Also, the only person managing everything The Hand That Feeds HQ related. In 2011, I stumbled upon Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus". Since then I have been writing about male seiyuu music. You may find me writing almost essays whenever music is really good (not limited to, but it happens a lot with Soma Saito's music). I also host the male seiyuu-centric podcast, SEIYUU LOUNGE (see Spotify link in this profile).





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