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.