Little Glee Monster - Watashi Rashiku Ikite Mitai Kimi no You ni Naritai Review

Release Date: August 17, 2016

Track Listing

Regular Edition & Limited Edition A

  1. Watashi Rashiku Ikite Mitai
  2. Kimi no You ni Naritai
  3. Summer Days
  4. Kakaketa Sora e
  5. Watashi Rashiku Ikite Mitai -instrumental- (Limited Edition only)

Limited Edition B

  1. Watashi Rashiku Ikite Mitai
  2. Kimi no You ni Naritai
  3. Summer Day
  4. Kitto Daijoubu
  5. Kimi no You ni Naritai -instrumental-

Review

Watashi Rashiku Ikite Mitai / Kimi no You ni Naritai is the sixth single release from Little Glee Monster. Two songs from this single (Watashi Rashiku Ikite Mitai and Summer Days) were used in commercials for the Japanese amusement chain Round 1. Kimi no You ni Naritai was used as the campaign song for the Disney film The Jungle Book.

2 original albums and six singles (well 8 if you count digital ones) in and it appears that Little Glee Monster are continuing their upward trend. With this double a-side we see them flexing their vocal muscle once more.

The two a-sides show different sides of the group. Watashi Rashiku Ikite Mitai is the soulful, catchy song that gives the members the opportunity to let loose over the track. Conversely Kimi no You ni Naritai takes a cue from jazz and rag time music, again providing more chances for the group to explore vocally. Summer Days is the other featured song in this single package and it sounds a lot like it belongs to another group such as E-girls. Perhaps take that as you will depending on your bias for or against E-girls.

The various versions of this single are rounded out by two ballads. While they lack in the excitement of the songs before them, they are rather nice ways to end your listening experience. Which one gets your slow jam juices flowing will depend on your preference for these types of songs. You can’t go wrong with either.

If you haven’t been sold on Little Glee Monster this single might put them over for you. Their music doesn’t quite fit in the conventional idol mold and it does set them apart from the plethora of other female idol groups making rounds these days.

Not only can they actually sing, they are getting songs that may have some sort of lasting power beyond those of their peers. If that is something you can appreciate than give this a chance.

Watashi Rashiku Ikite Mitai / Kimi no You ni Naritai (Regular Edition)

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Watashi Rashiku Ikite Mitai / Kimi no You ni Naritai (Limited Edition A)

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Watashi Rashiku Ikite Mitai / Kimi no You ni Naritai (Limited Edition B)

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