Nichika: Aijou

Aijou, Nichika1. Aijou

2. A Happy New Day

Aijou is Nichika’s fourth single, released on November 26th, 2008. It most likely failed to chart.

Edelweiss can be seen as a gentle introduction to the music of Nichika, considering it has all the base elements: several intertwined layers of a melody that create a mesmerizing effect, a beautiful voice, and a gorgeous sound. Genius Party is one of Nichika’s more distinct songs, with its bizarre lyrics and its grungy sound. Atarashii Mizu (new water) was what Nichika really excels at; it’s a more complete version of Edelweiss, with fantastic lyrics, moving vocals and music, and a powerful mesmerizing melody. And Aijou (love) continues that in many ways: the vocal style, a similar pattern, and other elements make this song a sort of Atarashii Mizu – Part 2 –. I don’t think it’s quite as good as their previous single, but I’m positive that it’s pretty close. It’s a gorgeous song which, without referring to the lyrics, seems to describe both the joys and pains of love. The verses are more calm and joyful, while the way she pronounces the title during the chorus is heartbreaking every time I hear it.

A Happy New Day is another mind-blowingly fantastic B-Side of A-Side quality by Nichika. It’s very similar to the A-Side, not only structurally, but also melodically. The line kyou, kimi to suteki na yuuyake wo mita (I saw a beautiful sunset with you today) is just as gorgeous, perhaps even more, than the way Issui pronounces the title of the A-Side. I hope that for their second album they add the B-Sides, because this song is really good. The only bad thing about this song is the length (it’s seven minutes), and the instrumental section at the end lasts over a minute.


2 Responses to “Nichika: Aijou”

  1. 1 nichikalove February 12, 2009 at 1:42 am

    do you think you could reupload this single for a few days? I really like this song and I can’t find it anywhere on the internet! =(

  1. 1 [Blogs] stylejapan Reviews Latest Nichika Single | International Wota Trackback on January 2, 2009 at 10:54 pm

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