Fairies – Soushisouai☆destination Review

Soushisouai Destination Cover

Release Date: July 15, 2015

Track Listing

  1. Soushisouai☆destination
  2. Honey Vacation
  3. Soushisouai☆destination (Eivissa rockin’ mix ver.)
  4. Soushisouai☆destination (Instrumental)
  5. Honey Vacation (Instrumental)


Soushisouai☆destination is the 11th single released by Fairies. The song combines the high-energy dance pop the group is known for with some heavy electric guitar work. Some may expect something along the lines of PASSPO-lite or maybe Momoiro Clover Z without the involuntary spastic tendencies after hearing that description.

Instead think of this as more like an older sounding AVEX dance song that happens to have a bit of a driving Rock music influence. This is still very much a Fairies style song in the end.

The most interesting aspect of the song is that the groups seems be trying to stretch themselves vocally to match the intensity of the song. And for the most part it works. There are moments just after the chorus where there’s a bit of straining going on, but it’s nothing overly off-putting. Perhaps this is a case where one gives them an “A” for effort.

The Eivissa rockin mix of Soushisouai☆destination drops the guitars and instead goes for a higher tempo 90’s influenced Bubblegum Euro House backdrop with mild touches of modern dub step production techniques. Thankfully the cheese factor that made many songs of that era so awful have been left on the cutting room floor, leaving a perfectly serviceable alternative for those who are not feeling the original version.

The b-side Honey Vacation follows the traditional idol dance song template even if it doesn’t sound like it at first. But once you get into the meat of the song you get the whole genki idol vibe from it. It’s nothing special to be honest, and is just kind of one of those songs that are just there. If it were left off the single the 2 other songs would still make this a decent package.

Soushisouai☆destination (CD Only)


Soushisouai☆destination (CD + DVD)


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