Fairies More Kiss

Release Date: September 21, 2011

Track Listing

  1. More Kiss
  2. Song For You
  3. More Kiss (Instrumental)
  4. Song For You (Instrumental)

Review

Fairies are an idol group from the Vision Factory agency who are signed to the AVEX sub-label Sonic Groove and More Kiss / Song For you is their major label debut released way back in September of 2011.

Given that this group is on AVEX there is a certain type of sound that one would expect from artists from that roster. More Kiss follows the template set by idol groups of AVEX past and it works to Fairies’ advantage.

The song is about as mainstream urban pop as one can get but in the world of idol music it can be considered edgy for bucking the trend of hyper genki disposable fluff that the genre is known for.

In a way More Kiss can be considered close to what fellow AVEX cohorts Tokyo Girls Style have been releasing. If that makes you all happy in your pants then you should not have any issues here.

The b-side Song For You is probably more typical of what one would expect from an idol group but it’s not bad. Much like the a-side the song has a bit of bite to it that makes it a worthy listen.

Of most interest about this group besides the fact that they aren’t just handed generic idol pop, is their vocals. These girls don’t have a trace of high pitched squeak in them and sound more like a proper vocal group.

That is probably not the most important thing to the majority of idol fans but there are a few out there like me who appreciate vocal talent over an abundance of personality. With Fairies you can be content knowing that the talent pool wasn’t diluted for the sake of “kawaii”.

With the idol boom causing over saturation in the market it’s difficult for any group to make an impact. With More Kiss/Song For You Fairies left a lasting impression that built the foundation for their following singles.

More Kiss

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More Kiss (CD + DVD)

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More Kiss (CD + Photo Book)

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Comments

  • NyNy ♛ ナイナイ November 22, 2012 at 5:19 am

    I quite like Fairies. I had forgotten the group’s name after their debut but upon seeing them with Morning Musume in Kurobara this year, it was interesting to see how they have grown. More Kiss shocked me a bit because they looked so young and they were talking about love. Beat Generation is good too but I wouldn’t go crazy to listen to their songs all the time.

    • Greg November 22, 2012 at 10:53 am

      I agree that Fairies can be rather invisible when compared to other idol groups. That was rather evident when they were paired with new Momusu. They seemed rather bland compared to the red bull fueled fever of their counterparts.

      Thankfully their music isn’t like that.