“Joyful” brings happiness to the spotlight alongside an energetic and fun performance by Yuma Uchida.
Title: Joyful Release date: 29/08/2023 Label: KING AMUSEMENT CREATIVE Genre: Pop
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Arriving with happy, relaxed vibes is Yuma Uchida with “Joyful“.
The song kicks off with laid-back guitar riffs, a jaunty piano melody, and washy synths, slowly and happily welcoming you to this tune.
In the 1st verse, the beat is hip-hop inspired, bringing to the spotlight the classic hi-hat triplets and a tight snare to the mix.
The build-up to the chorus may go unnoticed but it is rather smooth and perfectly puts together the verse and the chorus.
And when the chorus arrives, the bassline cranks up and takes the lead as the brass plays in the background.
This gives the song an amazing opportunity for call and response, something I believe will be quite amazing to energize a live performance, mobilizing the crowd to sing along.
The 2nd verse has a completely different vibe and from that point on expect Uchida to bring you small sections that shift in tone and instrumentalization.
When you notice, you’ve already experienced a couple of different music genres throughout the song and all made seamless transitions between each other, overall fitting with the fun and playful tone of this song.
First, things go quiet with the bass leading the way in a dark hip-hop style part, then it shifts for a full on R&B part with a smoother instrumentalization led by the bassline as Uchida riffs his way through the song.
And then, you’re back, ready for another energetic chorus.
This is quite the sequence, making the 2nd verse colorful and unexpected, putting the listener on the edge of their seats anticipating what comes next.
When it comes to the performance itself, Yuma Uchida brought everything to the table.
There is clean singing, rapping, and R&B riffing, and he plays around with his range and control during the brief R&B section within this song.
Speaking of the latter, I would love it if you could pay close attention to when the R&B section kicks in (1:36 min) and notice what he does at the 1:46 mark.
What is insanely technical on the vocal end, Yuma Uchida makes it sound easy. Not to mention the way he is singing in that part is the perfect climax to this song, hyping you up to the brief bridge and the last chorus.
All in all, “Joyful” brings happiness to the spotlight alongside an energetic and fun performance by Yuma Uchida.
“Joyful” is available for streaming on Spotify.
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