“LOVE IS…” is a stylish entry in the Hana-Doll franchise and a rock-solid kick-off to the “Behind the Frame” digital single series.
What is Hana-Doll*?
Hana-Doll* is an idol project created by movic (TSUKIPRO, VAZZROCK, Tsukiuta, etc). 7 idols are part of Anthos*, group signed to the fictional talent agency Amagiri Production.
Title: LOVE IS... Label: AIЯRIDE RECORDS. / Movic Release date: 16/09/2022 Genre: Funk Pop/Nu-Disco
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Track by track analysis:
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“LOVE IS…” brings funk and Nu-disco vibes to the spotlight with a dash of elegance from R&B and EDM underneath.
The verses are all about its punchy bassline and funky guitar riffs. The soundscape is dreamy and alluring at the same time, welcoming you to enter it and hit the dancefloor.
There are disco and funk influences in this instrumental, something that I love and that, if you take a closer look, is responsible for all the groove you’re experiencing in this song.
The pre-chorus adds a layer of beauty to this track, quieting down the instrumental and going all ethereal to give away for, in the first instance, Shunichi Toki’s sweet high notes and, in the second instance, Shun Horie’s raspy melodic vocals.
When you get to the chorus, the bouncy bassline and fast hi-hat percussion are everything you’ll be focusing on, at least when you listen to this song for the very first time.
The chorus is addictive and insanely groovy and with those vocals on top, it even sounds mature.
From Shun Horie’s high notes with a raspy twist to Kent Ito’s clean mid-tones and blasting vibrato + falsetto combo and Shunichi Toki’s versatility as a gentle, melodic tenor, there is a whole lot of quality in this performance.
The trio works like a well-oiled machine, delivering fancy unison and harmonies in the choruses and shining alone in the verses, cranking up the allure of this track.
Funky, fancy, and oozing a unique masculinity that Anthos* usually doesn’t have, “LOVE IS…” is a stylish entry in the Hana-Doll franchise and a rock-solid kick-off to the trio digital single series.
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