Review | Growth “Wasurekaketa mono”

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Growth changes its sound ever-so-slightly to welcome a warm and inspiring ballad in “Wasurekaketa mono”.

Title: 忘れかけたもの
Label: Movic
Release date: 25/02/2022
Genre: Ballad

Tracklist:

1 - 月野夏夢祭 (Koki, Mamoru, Ichiru, Issei)
2 - 忘れかけたもの (Growth)
3 - 月野夏夢祭 -off vocal-
4 - 忘れかけたもの -off vocal-

Track analysis (only “Wasurekaketa mono” was reviewed):

2 – 忘れかけたもの

A delicate piano melody paints a dreamy soundscape in pianissimo, slowly welcoming open hi-hat percussion and subtle string swells in legato.

The song has a comfortable slow tempo suitable for a ballad, however, things start changing as you approach the chorus. Strings and a barely noticeable atmospheric synth (noticeable on your left ear if you’re listening with headphones) make it so that you’ll feel like you’re flying during the verses.

When you get to the chorus, the dynamics in this track change bringing overdriven, reverb guitar riffs in the background, a hopeful piano beat, and a marching beat with quite the splashy accents on top.

“Wasurekaketa mono” is unlike any other song in Growth’s repertoire, having a sweet and warm nature to itself instead of the adventurous, fantasy-like sound it is known for. 

But given how skilled this group is on the vocal end, the transition to a softer, sweeter sound and style of performance ended up being incredibly smooth.

You have a grounded, calm performance in the verses however when the chorus kicks in, the vocals open, harmonies are welcomed and you can feel all the emotions going on in the performance. 

While most performances by the group tend to go the epic route and be extremely demanding, this one ends up being simpler yet as effective at making the listener connect with it. And that is due to how raw and genuine the emotions being conveyed in the performance are.

This song may be going under the radar for many people but as far as it goes, “Wasurekaketa mono” is a beautiful song with a dreamy twist and a cozy, warm undertone that are made to put a smile on your face.


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REVIEW OVERVIEW

忘れかけたもの

SUMMARY

“Wasurekaketa mono” is unlike any other song in Growth’s repertoire, having a sweet and warm nature to itself instead of the adventurous, fantasy-like sound it is known for.  While most performances by the group tend to go the epic route and be extremely demanding, this one ends up being simpler yet as effective at making the listener connect with it. And that is due to how raw and genuine the emotions being conveyed in the performance are. “Wasurekaketa mono” is a beautiful song with a dreamy twist and a cozy, warm undertone that are made to put a smile on your face.
Vanessa Silva
Vanessa Silvahttps://www.handthatfeedshq.com
The Hand That Feeds HQ founder, content creator, and music reviewer. Basically, the only person managing everything at The Hand That Feeds HQ. Stumbling upon Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus" in 2011 was the start of this journey. If music is thought-provoking or deep, you may find her writing almost essays (not limited to, but it happens a lot with Soma Saito's music). She's the producer and host of the male seiyuu-centric podcast, SEIYUU LOUNGE (see Spotify link in this profile).

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“Wasurekaketa mono” is unlike any other song in Growth’s repertoire, having a sweet and warm nature to itself instead of the adventurous, fantasy-like sound it is known for.  While most performances by the group tend to go the epic route and be extremely demanding, this one ends up being simpler yet as effective at making the listener connect with it. And that is due to how raw and genuine the emotions being conveyed in the performance are. “Wasurekaketa mono” is a beautiful song with a dreamy twist and a cozy, warm undertone that are made to put a smile on your face.Review | Growth "Wasurekaketa mono"