Uta no Prince-sama ♪ Maji LOVE Kingdom Special Unit Drama CD Ren, Reiji, Kira (Review)

The fourth shuffle unit in the series has released its single. Uta no Prince-sama ♪ Maji LOVE Kingdom Special Unit Drama CD Ren, Reiji, Kira brings a powerful vocal combination with an instrumental that fall short to bring out the full potential of the members out.

More information regarding the single.

Regular
Title: Uta no Prince-sama ♪ Maji LOVE Kingdom Special Unit Drama CD Ren, Reiji, Kira
Release date: 30/01/2019
Label: Broccoli
Genre: J-Pop

Tracklist:

1 - 相愛トロイメライ
2 - 特別なアプローチ [DRAMA]
3 - 負けず嫌いの3人 [DRAMA]
4 - まだ足りない! [DRAMA]
5 - 夢のようなひとときを [DRAMA]
6 - 相愛トロイメライ (off vocal)

Track analysis:

1- 相愛トロイメライ

In a track with three very contrasting singers, we have Suwabe and Ono stealing the show as Morikubo is completely absorbed and overshadowed when it comes to harmonizing with the others. 相愛トロイメライkicks off with a piano and the members singing in a manner that might’ve make one think that this track was going to be a ballad, but to our surprise, this tracks has some dub-step influences, instrumental wise, as there are drum triplets, also common in EDM, with a piano and strings, as well as a groovy bass. Here and there we have some instrumental piece changes as it evolves into a more ball like or when it has some exotic vibes added to it.

相愛トロイメライ has three good singers, but there is little to virtually no moments when each member can showcase his vocal prowess. With that being said, Suwabe and Ono definitely have the reigns when it comes to the vocal performance of this track. The only moments Morikubo is not overshadowed by the other two is when they aren’t singing all at the same time, because otherwise, his fate is laid, and the sexy and suave vocals from Ono and Suwabe will engulf Morikubo. Although this track has a pleasant instrumental piece, it probably was not the best to bring out the utmost vocal performance from them.

This track is certainly interesting to listen to, even though there is nothing that much different from it than several other tracks released by the franchise.

Final rating: 

Unit 4 CD is available for purchase at CDJAPAN.

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Author: Nadine Silva

Reviewer and News editor at The Hand That Feeds HQ since 2012. Based in Portugal. Translation graduate. Hobbyist piano player.

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