The TOKYO COLOR SONIC!! franchise polishes its music to release a strong opening track with “Grow up!!” for the 2nd CD series “Growing”.
What is TOKYO COLOR SONIC!!
Tokyo Color Sonic!! is the name of the mixed-media franchise created by sprout and counting with character designs by the popular illustrator Ryo Fujiwara.
This franchise includes a star-studded 10 main character cast, with characters split into 5 different “buddy” units of singer + songwriter.
Tokyo Color Sonic counts with a balanced mix of drama CD + music.
To know more about this project, make sure to check our quick guide to it.
TOKYO COLOR SONIC!! features vocals by Shoya Chiba, Soma Saito, Gakuto Kajiwara, Shunsuke Takeuchi and Yuya Hirose.
Title: TOKYO COLOR SONIC!! Growing STARTING Label: eternal voyage Release date: 22/07/2022 Genre: Pop/EDM
1 - ふたたび、情熱の時間がやってくる 2 - 新しい相棒 3 - 彼らの日常生活 4 - 今心を失ったら、ダメなんだ 5 - 本当の言葉、本当の目的 6 - Grow up!!
6 – Grow up!!
Slowly building up the tension with high-tension synths, “Grow up!!” opens the doors to what is a dreamy tune.
Despite the intense intro, the verses make the best of atmospheric synths on top of a minimalistic instrumental made for the vocals to shine.
The chorus raises the tension yet again however, contrary to previous songs in the franchise, it is not as overwhelming to the vocals, leaving just enough space available for everyone to give their best in this performance
You will find yourself singing along to the chorus by the second time it comes in, something that attests to just how addictive this song is while having such a simple instrumental.
With a pulsating baseline and a breathy atmosphere, each member takes turns in performing this song, smoothly and slowly taking those.
Expect both clean singing in the very first part of the song as well as rapping just before the bridge.
The addition of Yuya Hirose on the vocal end is quite interesting. He arrives to complement the tenor side of TOKYO COLOR SONIC’s lineup, harmonizing with Soma Saito and Shoya Chiba while bringing a smoother edge to the group’s performances.
Now, one of the big issues the franchise had been tackling was the mixing of their songs.
This time around, the mixing or, should I say, the composition was made in a way that the vocals, no matter the mixing, would sound clean and clear at all times. When the time came for the mixing, the song was pretty much as clean as you get in here.
This is something that, in my opinion, raised the enjoyment of listening to “Grow up!!” in comparison to “Begin on Buddy“.
The franchise kicks off its “Growing” CD series in a really strong way.
“TOKYO COLOR SONIC!! Growing STARTING“ is available for purchase at CDJAPAN.
“TOKYO COLOR SONIC!! Growing STARTING” is available for streaming on Spotify.
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