Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!
Wow, it’s been over a month since the last review on the blog (especially since I had mentioned my intention to review this song almost a month ago), but… here we are!
It’s been over a year since its release, but Kanazawa Tomoko’s solo song Kiiroi Sen no Uchigawa de Narande Omachi Kudasai still has the magic that the Juice=Juice leader is known to bring. We had always known that she is a consummate performer and every bit the potential soloist that her now ex-groupmate Miyamoto Karin is. The fresh Instagram account (opened in 2019) and solo live tour (in 2020) certainly gave us the impression that KanaTomo’s turn was arriving soon.
It was in the latter that Kiiroi Sen no Uchigawa de Narande Omachi Kudasai was first performed, its release as a digital single more or less coinciding with it (by about a day).
The star was bright… then the apple fell from the tree, turning what was a possibility into an inevitability.
…And thus KanaTomo’s song from a year ago returned to the mindscape, pushing the need to review this song for the forefront.
Of course, one reason the song’s been fresh in my mind in late October is because of the song covers done by the new members of Tsubaki Factory and Juice=Juice. (You know a song is banger and a talent showcase when it’s used to display the fresh blood’s talent.)
Of course, a complication arose early on while writing this review (and let’s face it, it’s not a true M3 review if this doesn’t happen): Someone beloved passed away while writing it, giving an extra poignancy to the review. Who was it this time? It was someone near and dear to me, to the point where while the song suits him (even listed it on the tribute playlist), I don’t quite feel comfortable dedicated this review to him.
Yet (among other things), it doesn’t quite feel appropriate to dedicate this review to him. …Says the one who dedicated a similarly somber song’s review to someone else’s memory.
So I suppose that until I find a better one, consider this review to be in his memory.
With that out of the way, with her graduation approaching, let’s dig into Kanazawa Tomoko’s Kiiroi Sen no Uchigawa de Narande Omachi Kudasai.Continue reading “Please Line Up and Wait Behind the Yellow Line”