I cannot believe no one’s talking about this. The new tracks on the Planetarian & Rewrite albums.
I usually hate when Key releases these small albums with songs that include the OP/ED, cause it’s always the same with 3 spots dedicated to the OP, and another 3 dedicated to the ED.
But I cannot stop listening to the songs. They’re beautiful!
Hoshi No Fune’s full version is mind blowingly beautiful. The build-up to the chorus through the subtle changes throughout the verses, and Lia’s voice (which is always beautiful). I’ve been a fan of the song since it was featured on the PV. I definitely believe this was a well-worth wait. Happy to see Lia still singing for Key after all these years
Gentle Gena was also something I was looking forward to. But since I had stumbled onto another vocal version of Gentle Gena a few years back, I was wondering if this new Gentle Gena would be just as satisfactory. While I definitely prefer the arrangement of the other vocal version released a couple of years back, Ayaka Kitazawa’s voice is very beautiful in this song. Her voice was very suitable for this song, and I’m glad that she sung it. Definitely a song worth remembering.
Now for the Rewrite songs.
We have the 2 familiar songs. End Of The World, and Word Of Dawn. I wasn’t necessarily hyped for End of the World, just because OP’s are never my cup of tea (Unless it’s Kanon, CLANNAD, or AIR). End Of The World is pretty much the same thing as what we’ve heard. Nothing majorly new, but the bridge is the highlight (to me) definitely. There’s a guitar solo too, which was expected considering who composed the song. And for anyone who loves that piano piece in the end, it’s extended in this version. It’s very beautiful.
Word Of Dawn was quite the same as well. The bridge and ending-parts didn’t necessarily change much. They used the same melody from the chorus’ there. But I don’t mind it at all, because I find Word Of Dawn’s chorus very strong in terms of melody-aspect. It sounds like a warrior-type song, which makes perfect sense for the anime (for/from the events), and makes it have a different feel than the majority of Key’s vocal songs. Word Of Dawn is definitely one of Key’s best.
Then we have the 2 NEW Rewrite songs.
Okiraku☆Kyuusai is… Well… It has a bit of a generic-SoL feel to it (melody wise). This isn’t Love-Live Key :love:! Jokes aside, It’s a great song. Has a beautiful and catchy melody. But it’s a song that you’d pretty much expect to hear from an anime that’s pure SoL. This song (the melody) is something you’d hear in an anime like Sakurasou No Pet Na Kanojo as the ED. The song is definitely interesting, since I wonder why it was recorded in the first place if it wasn’t appearing in the anime. Could possibly appear in the VN, though I doubt it (since the song would have been out ages ago if that were the case). But it is quite an enjoyable song.
The final new song we have, is probably my favorite (next to Hoshi No Fune), which is Hetakuso Na Uta. This song is gorgeous! Down-right gorgeous! I’m a bit sad that this song will not be appearing for the Rewrite anime’s first course, and might not end up appearing at all. The song has quite a beautiful feel to it. (Melody-wise) It sounds like something that you’d hear from Key between AIR and CLANNAD, and we all know how beautiful those 2 soundtracks were. Anri Kumaki’s voice is a plus. Anri Kumaki has a soft voice, so End Of The World didn’t sound as full because of it, but her voice in songs like these, are very fitting and quite beautiful. If anyone has time, definitely check this song. I think it’s definitely Key’s best, but mostly because it gives me a nostalgic-feel, and has a bit of a soft-tune compared to the others.
With Harmonia coming up in 1-2 days too, I just can’t wait! Shinji’s supposedly “new favorite” is in Harmonia, which is why I’m looking forward to it. Does anyone know when the Original Sountrack may be available? New Key music is probably always more hyped than the actual Key story, just because the music is so beautifully done :fukowa: :kurumu: :minaamor: