Review | SolidS “Kamikazari to Corsage”

SolidS goes outside of its comfort zone to deliver a sweet, warm performance in the 90s-inspired semi-acoustic pop tune “Kamikazari to Corsage”.

Title: 髪飾りとコサージュ
Label: Movic
Release date: 29/04/2022
Genre: Acoustic pop

Tracklist:

1 - 髪飾りとコサージュ (SolidS)
2 - Elements (Sora, Koki, Shiki, Shu)
3 - 髪飾りとコサージュ -off vocal-
4 - Elements -off vocal-

Track analysis (only “Kamikazari to Corsage” was reviewed):

1 – 髪飾りとコサージュ

“Kamikazari to Corsage” arrives with a smooth, semi-acoustic sound with stylish acoustic guitar riffs, elegant piano melodies and cool synth stabs on top of a simple clap track.

While the verses progress on a comfortable tempo and are mostly quiet, what awaits us in the chorus is well worth the cozy, warm vibe in the verses.

The chorus has such a nostalgic, 90s pop touch to it that I absolutely love. 

The beat gets more intense and bass-driven, the bassline adds a bouncy vibe while the piano goes for fast runs that confer a delicate and beautiful color to this song. 

The way the vocals soar, and the emotions they carry in what is a perfect unison section, all alongside the piano and beat will put a smile on your face. 

This is unusual coming from SolidS, a group that is all about its passionate, sexy vibe and intense sound going for a sweet, gentle tune with honey-dripping lyrics is 

A jolly piano melody – lower toned than the one you get in the chorus – and what seems to be heavily processed guitar riffs or just a talk box (it is not clear) take you to the next verse and off you go enjoying another run on this sweet and happy tune.

On the vocal end, SolidS’ members go for a groovy performance with a lot of emotion dripping from it. The tone is gentle with all members going a solid, mid-toned performance with vibrato accents in the endings of each sentence.

Then, you will find breathy, whispery notes by the tenors (Soma Saito and Natsuki Hanae) as well as contrasting warm low notes by the baritones in the group (Takuya Eguchi and Yuichiro Umehara).

When the time comes for the chorus, all members join hands to deliver a powerful and caring unison performance that will have you begging for more.

Kamikazari to Corsage” shows a caring, loving, and passionate SolidS while performing what is one of the best songs released in TSUKIPRO THE ANIMATION 2.


TSUKIPRO The Animation 2 vol.6 is available for purchase at CDJAPAN.

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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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“Kamikazari to Corsage” shows a caring, loving, and passionate SolidS in a sweet semi-acoustic sound reminiscent of 90s pop. With groovy vocals and a jolly leading piano at its core, this performance appears as refreshing in the group's repertoire and while not a song that easily stands out among the songs featured in TSUKIPRO THE ANIMATION 2, it's easily one of the best.

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