The full radio preview for Berryz Koubou’s 26th single titled Ai no Dangan (Eng: Bullet of Love) has been released.
I have to say that I was surprised that we already got the chance to listen to the full preview since the only other peek we got was from a short preview of the PV, and I recommend everyone to hear the song before the video is taken down or deleted.
The song starts off with a very rock-ish and upbeat instrumental followed directly by the chorus which is always nice to see since it immerges us in the spirit of the song, and I have to say that I’m very impressed by the lines repartition, the sound effects and mainly the awesome instrumental.
The chorus features almost all of the members each singing a line, followed by the verses that seem to be sectionned in 2 parts: the first from 0:41 to where the lines seem to be divided by couple of members singing together (2 each time if I’m not mistaking), and the second half from 1:08 to 1:20 is a more simpler sound that still adds a special touch to the song that is able to be upbeat and fierce while having a calm rythm.
I was really happy to hear Saki and Maasa more than usual in the song since their voices seem to fit perfectly the song along with Rii and Miya notably, and Kuma got a pretty decent amount of lines in the calm verse, even though I think that Chii only got to sing in the duo lines and group ones which is sad when we think that she had plenty of lines in Heroine ni Narou ka!
Another main part of the song is the amazing instrumental at 3:04 which combines guitar, synthesizer, and drum sounds followed by a parted rythm near the end where the chorus is yet again singed with more energy and fierceness, where a second chorus is combined with the first to create a very nice effect near 3:46, where we get to hear also 2 high notes by Saki.
I have to say that I’m very impressed with the song overall since in the past 2 singles, Berryz have been having some of the most remarquable instrumentals and are able to pull off many nice effects such as the repetitive chorus at the end of the song in both Ai no Dangan and Heroine ni Narou ka! where the beat only grows stronger and stronger.
Overall, I recommend everyone to listen to the song since it’s pretty catchy and hopefully a longer PV preview will be out soon or even a preview of the covers to check out the general theme.
The release date is set for 6/8.
Video uploaded by: 1yrB