Review | Sir Vanity “finder”

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Sir Vanity goes for a melancholic performance in “finder”, the 3rd chapter in the band’s “broken heart” digital single series.

Sir Vanity consists of Yoshiki Nakajima (vocals and guitar), Yuichiro Umehara (vocals and guitar), Arte Refact’s Satoru Kuwabara (on bass), and taisei (VJ & Creative Director).


Title: finder
Label: VANITY RECORDS
Release date: 09/04/2022
Genre: Rock/Ballad

Tracklist:

1 - finder

Track analysis:

1 – finder

The tone is gentle for “finder”, song that brings heartbreak to the spotlight through its melancholic instrumental.

The intro is soft, with Yoshiki Nakajima’s vocals delicately trailing the delicate piano melody. 

The song changes dynamics to its first verse, bringing bassy drums, a groovy bassline, and high-pitched guitar riffs, creating a soft stage for Nakajima and Umehara’s vocals. The transition to the chorus is swift and pretty much seamless, with a drum fill stylishly signaling that entrance in a new section in the song.

What awaits you in the chorus is a gentle performance by Sir Vanity while making regret, love, and melancholy take over through the instrumental, which raises its tension with the drums going splashy and the guitars bringing in some overdrive to its emotional riffs. 

One thing that may go unnoticed in this song is the work on the piano. This is the constant throughout the song, it is a driving force for all the emotions going on in this performance. It opens and neatly wraps up this song. 

And it’s incredibly beautiful throughout, playing a gentle melody and some arpeggios that add a charming layer to “finder”.

On the vocal end, this time around – and fitting the tone of this song -, Sir Vanity’s Yuichiro Umehara and Yoshiki Nakajima went for a sweet and gentle performance focused on a higher key than usual in their songs (but in reality not that far from both of their natural vocal ranges).

There’s also a focus on the harmonies and unisons, with the chorus having a neat unison part that doesn’t overstay its welcome and actually adds more emotion to the performance.

All in all, Sir Vanity’s “finderis yet another showcase of the band’s versatility as composers, lyricists, and performers, not settling themselves with just one music genre, concept, or sound. And this sweet, melancholic side of theirs does shine a whole lot.


finder” is available for streaming on Spotify.


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SUMMARY

Sir Vanity’s “finder” is yet another showcase of the band’s versatility as composers, lyricists, and performers, not settling themselves with just one music genre, concept, or sound. While this sweet, melancholic side may arrive as a surprise - taking into account previous releases - it fits the band pretty well.
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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Sir Vanity’s “finder” is yet another showcase of the band’s versatility as composers, lyricists, and performers, not settling themselves with just one music genre, concept, or sound. While this sweet, melancholic side may arrive as a surprise - taking into account previous releases - it fits the band pretty well. Review | Sir Vanity "finder"