Once again, I’m truly honored to be asked to share my thoughts on something that I enjoy doing. As I’ve proudly said before, music is a part of me and I just couldn’t say no to this. The same talented person that I talked about on my previous Album Review: “Nama Time” is our guy for today. Yes, he goes by the name Gilles Snowcat. Didn’t I say it already?
This single (available in international major music stores e.g. iTunes, Line Music, Google Play Music and so on) includes two spanking new studio songs called Bareta and Eleganto Ni. Both are in Japanese. Wait, there’s one more, the unplugged live version of “Three Kinds of Milk” (English). It’s a song from the previous album Nama Time.
In this single, the singer portrays the heart-stirring life of an unknown couple in perpetual urgency of enthusiasm. This explains why I feel that certain excitement whenever I listen to the song Bareta. And when Eleganto Ni is on, the emotion turns into something that makes me build castles in air. Is it strange of me that I see a woman lying down by a fireplace next to a man whose eyes are fixed on her? What happens next is that..er.. sorry, I’d better keep it to myself.
Both songs may be in Japanese, but the music and how the singer rendered each piece are enough reasons to make me want to listen. I mean there’s emotion involved. That’s one of the vital roles of music for me. To make me feel something. To feel something for me is being alive. Ergo, if a song does that to me regardless of the language (as long as I know what it’s about), then it’ll definitely go to my playlist.
Bareta begins with a familiar voice that one will always hear in almost every train station in Japan. It’s an original thing to do which makes the listener feel like being in a different place. “Three Kinds of Milk” is quite a meaningful one. The piano is pretty entertaining! In Eleganto Ni, Gilles Snowcat is accompanied by another brilliant singer whose voice made the song even more sensual. If you ever listen to all three of them, would you tell me how you feel?
I give two thumbs up to the rest of the gifted individuals behind this groovy single!
Have a look at the single’s booklet here.
FULL DISCLOSURE: No money is involved in the making of this review. I was given a soft copy of the single for reviewing purposes only.