Anthos*‘s The Way I Am series wraps up with an outstanding performance in the groovy and dreamy “Might be” by SETSUNA.
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: Might be Label: Movic Release date: 21/05/2021 Genre: Pop
1 - Might Be 2 - Might Be (Off Vocal)
1 – Might be
A dreamy, summery soundscape welcomes you to “Might be”, the last entry in The Way I Am CD series.
The synths are glitchy in the background, giving this track a “broken” or “incomplete” feeling however that doesn’t remain like that for long.
The verses are downtempo, with a low bassline and a mix of washy and atmospheric synths creating shaping this groovy tune and carrying it over to the addictive chorus.
This chorus has an old-school 90s pop vibe to itself that I instantly fell in love with. It is punchy, groovy, quite catchy, and danceable, bringing influences of hip-hop in its beat while retaining the dreamy vibe from the verses.
Let’s talk about the vocals because Shun Horie is absolutely outstanding.
His vocals are raspy and low for this performance, reverberating in your ears (it’s recommended to listen to this song with ear/headphones) in the verses. That’s a mix of him tapping into his faux baritone range and singing incredibly close to the microphone (the latter being noticeable when, in the chorus, his vocals sound clear and with some distance put between him and the listener).
When the time comes for the chorus, he rises ever so slightly his voice tone, reverting to his natural tenor range, painting the soundscape in bright, warm colors while putting a smile on your face.
In the background – as the pitch vocals – listeners will find Shun Horie in an ever higher key although the vocals were slightly gated in the far back.
Additionally, during the bridge, Horie goes for a powerful head voice, blasting those crystal-clear high notes while impressing you.
As far as performances in this CD series go, Shun Horie’s is on par with Toshiki Masuda’s (as HARUTA) in “Taiyo ga Nemutteru Jikan ni”.
However, Horie has an “it” factor to his one-of-a-kind voice tone, being an extremely raspy high tenor (a rarity), something that enables him to sound effortlessly flashy and charismatic, with this being the deciding factor for me to say that this is the best song in The Way I Am CD series (but honestly, all songs in this solo CD series are awesome, please do check them out).
What a way to wrap this CD series with none other than an outstanding vocal performance and groovy old-school pop tune with a dreamy twist.
“Might Be” is available for purchase at CDJAPAN.
“Might be” is available for streaming on Spotify.
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