When Kuu releases an album with every single song having an PV, you know it’s going to be awesome. It beats out her previous three albums and is on the same level as KINGDOM. I don’t normally do reviews but for a queen in K.U.N.A, I will because this album is worth it – pretty short though. A link to all the songs in HQ quality is here.
The album opens up with the Introduction to Japonesque. As usual since KINGDOM, Kuu’s intros have been amazing and this is nonetheless, the same. It has an Middle Eastern vibe which moves onto So Nice which reminds me of Candy since Mr Blistah features this song but still, the song is like a blast from the past and I love it though it could honestly be better. Boom Boom Boys as many people have said “one of her best rock songs ever if not the best ones” and the MV for it is amazing too! Koda Kumi looks really good with a nose piercing. Not even halfway through the album but VIP feat. T-Pain did not need to be on the album, he was pointless.
Slow was a good song and it is weird that Omarion popped out of nowhere and just did a collaboration with Koda Kumi after disappearing from the music scene for a while but nevertheless, I do love the song. Brave, Love Technique and Everyday are nice songs but I think they will take a while for me to get used to. Everyday reminds me of Universe’s Comes Up. Honestly, I though Interlude to Japonesque was alright. It starts off as a traditional style song then mixes into what sounds like a crazy mix of dubstep then I have no clue what happened afterwards O_O
Escalate is the song that every person seems to love and I can see why. It’s addictive and a Kuu-style track that is needed in the album. But what I’m more impressed with is Lay Down which is my favourite song in this whole album and I can’t wait for the full PV of this song. Everyone is loving Escalate but there’s something about this song that I love. The only songs I was not feeling were No Man’s Land, All for You and You Are Not Alone.
Kuu’s last album before she goes on maternity leave and releasing an album similar to Kingdom was a good idea but she must be pretty exhausted. I really wish I could be at that concert listening to all these new songs she would perform (if it still goes on). But then again, she really needs to rest! I don’t think she’s had one in the 12 years she’s been working for Avex.