QUARTET NIGHT “Fiction” (Review)

QUARTET NIGHT are back with one of the two releases of duet drama CDs. “Fiction” is a single whose instrumental piece triggers a sense of nostalgia.

Regular

Title: Fiction
Release date: 17/10/2018
Label: Broccoli
Genre: J-Pop

Tracklist:

1 - Fiction
2 - Is the story Fiction? [DRAMA]
3 - Discord [DRAMA]
4 - Secret [DRAMA]
5 - Pain & Delight [DRAMA]
6 - Fiction (off vocal)

Track analysis:

1- Fiction

Shouta‘s powerful vocal performance alongside the acoustic guitar enchant anyone from the first few seconds into the track’s instrumental piece. Fiction‘s has an instrumental piece that incorporates the typical elements found in other tracks of the franchise, such as the violins and piano, this time around adding what sounds like a piccolo and marimbas in the background which give a slight summer vibe to the whole instrumental piece, and perhaps even a nostalgic hint. Yet, aside from that there is not much happening in the instrumental piece. Fiction, despite having some potential, is overall lacking character as there is no presence of the instruments associated to the characters, namely Ai’s synths or Reiji’s maracas.

About Shouta and Showtaro‘s vocal performance, Fiction is a track that not only laid the perfect stage for Shouta to melt everybody with his falsetto and sweet notes, but made us witness Showtaro working hard to keep up with the high notes Shouta has no problem whatsoever to sing. Granted, it is probably one of the first times we can listen to the Showtaro singing like this for one of this franchise’s songs.

Final rating: 

Fiction” is available for purchase at CDJAPAN.

Uta no Prince-sama Duet Drama CD "Fiction" / Reiji Kotobuki (Showtaro Morikubo), Ai Mikaze (Shota Aoi)
Reiji Kotobuki (Showtaro Morikubo), Ai Mikaze (Shota Aoi)
Uta no Prince-sama Duet Drama CD "Fiction" / Reiji Kotobuki (Showtaro Morikubo), Ai Mikaze (Shota Aoi)
Reiji Kotobuki (Showtaro Morikubo), Ai Mikaze (Shota Aoi)
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