Nogizaka46 Influencer

Release Date: March 22, 2017

Track Listing

Nogizaka46 Influencer A

Type A

  1. Influencer
  2. Jinsei wo Kangaetaku Naru
  3. Igai BREAK
  4. Influencer off vocal ver.
  5. Jinsei wo Kangaetaku Naru off vocal ver.
  6. Igai BREAK off vocal ver.

Nogizaka46 Influencer B

Type B

  1. Influencer
  2. Jinsei wo Kangaetaku Naru
  3. Another Ghost
  4. Influencer off vocal ver.
  5. Jinsei wo Kangaetaku Naru off vocal ver.
  6. Another Ghost off vocal ver.

Nogizaka46 Influencer C

Type C

  1. Influencer
  2. Jinsei wo Kangaetaku Naru
  3. Fuusen wa Ikite Iru
  4. Influencer off vocal ver.
  5. Jinsei wo Kangaetaku Naru off vocal ver.
  6. Fuusen wa Ikite Iru off vocal ver.

Nogizaka46 Influencer CD

Type D

  1. Influencer
  2. Jinsei wo Kangaetaku Naru
  3. Sanbanme no Kaze
  4. Influencer off vocal ver.
  5. Jinsei wo Kangaetaku Naru off vocal ver.
  6. Sanbanme no Kaze off vocal ver.

CD Only

  1. Influencer
  2. Jinsei wo Kangaetaku Naru
  3. Atarisawari no nai Hanashi
  4. Influencer off vocal ver.
  5. Jinsei wo Kangaetaku Naru off vocal ver.
  6. Atarisawari no nai Hanashi off vocal ver.

Special Edition

  1. Influencer
  2. Jinsei wo Kangaetaku Naru
  3. Igai BREAK
  4. Another Ghost
  5. Fuusen wa Ikite Iru
  6. Sanbanme no Kaze
  7. Atarisawari no nai Hanashi

Review

Influencer is Nogizaka46’s 17th single release featuring another double center pairing. This time it is the duo of Shiraishi Mai and Nishino Nanase.

On their 17th single Nogizaka46 have moved away from their regular idol music and have offered something with a little more international flavor. In this case, something with a bit of Latin flair. While the idea of Nogizaka46 performing over that type of music may sound odd on paper, in execution it is a surprisingly energizing departure from what they normally release.

While it is different from one may expect from this group, it is not so far off that they start to veer into parts unknown. The b-sides are a different story. Those tend to be the ones that fit the typical Nogizaka46 song mold more closely. The only exception is the song on Type A. (Igai BREAK)

It sounds a lot like a pre-EDM Tokyo Girls’ Style track. Sadly it doesn’t go into those deep and funky bass lines that early TGS songs were known for but you can consider this much like the a-side. It is another interruption in the regular Nogizaka46 soundscape.

The only other b-side to make note of is Sanbanme no Kaze, which falls in line with songs such as the SakamichiAKB group collaboration or Keykizaka’s latest single Fukyouwaon. So if you like those songs you should enjoy this one as well.

Overall the Influencer single package is a fairly solid release. The a-side does give off a summer song type of feel so it does feel a bit premature given that Spring just started. If you can ignore that then you should definitely at minimum pick up Types A and D.

Or if you have an iTunes/Apple Music account pick up the special edition and get everything in one shot.

Influencer (CD Only)

Influencer (Type A)

Influencer (Type B)

Influencer (Type C)

Influencer (Type D)

Influencer (Special Edition)