tano Tomomi Gimme Gimme Luv Cover

Release Date: July 1, 2015

Track Listing

Limited Edition A

  1. Gimme Gimme Luv
  2. Queen Bee
  3. Gimme Gimme Luv (Instrumental)
  4. Queen Bee (Instrumental)

Limited Edition B

  1. Gimme Gimme Luv
  2. Belly Dancer
  3. Gimme Gimme Luv (Instrumental)
  4. Belly Dancer (Instrumental)

Regular Edition

  1. Gimme Gimme Luv
  2. Queen Bee
  3. Belly Dancer

Review

Gimmie Gimmie Luv is Itano Tomomi’s 7th single release and is described as a dance track with a tiny bit of Latin flair. Think of something similar to Jennifer Lopez’s On The Floor and you will get an idea of what you are in for with this song.

Speaker blasting, tribal-like 4 on the floor club beats, random electronic noises, horns and Itano attempting to say some stuff in English is what Gimme Gimme Luv boils down to. It might be a little overproduced to make up for Itano’s lack of diva vocals but to most listeners that won’t be anything of concern.

By the way, this track screams “remix me”. I would love if Masters At Work or Bobby D’Ambrosio got a hold of this and worked their magic. Of course, that’s my inner DJ asking for a miracle. But one can hope right?

The b-sides vary depending on what version of the single you purchase. Both are not exactly what one would call spectacular and if I had to pick one I would go with Queen Bee simply because it at least is within scope of the sound the a-side establishes.

Belly Dancer sounds like a sad attempt to be hard. While the music itself isn’t so bad, Itano’s vocals are what turns it into something cringe worthy. Rapping is definitely something she should never, ever do again. Please think about the children and hire a guest MC next time.

Overall Gimme Gimme Luv isn’t exactly a huge leap forward for Itano Tomomi. In fact, it might be a little status quo. Given that she seems to be at her best with the dance music it’s probably okay. But for those who expect more out of her solo career, well you might be out of luck with this release.

Gimme Gimme Luv (Regular Edition)

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Gimme Gimme Luv (Limited Edition A)

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Gimme Gimme Luv (Limited Edition B)

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