340.29m/s – ACCELERATION
Listen to the third mini-album from the Osaka-based group 340.29m/s titled ACCELERATION, a very enjoyable example of idol rock.
The opening track “EyeS” — which also received a music video — starts of the album in a pretty intense way, with pure rock energy bursting out through the guitars and a nice synth riff on top of them; catchiness and emotion come out especially during the chorus, but even more in the following one called “NEVER END”, in which pop end electronic influences make it somehow lighter than the previous one. For some reason, a song titled “Prologue” is the thrid in the tracklist, but let’s not nitpick too much: the piano notes give an even poppier feel to it and the bouncy bassline sustaining the refrain make it very enjoyable.
Speaking of piano and bass lines, “I love you!!” take them on another level, leaving out most of the rock elements and bringing in some jazzy pop in their place; despite being a bit unexpected, it’s one of my favorite songs of this release. The electric guitars are back in “僕らが紡ぐこれからのうた” (Songs of the Future We Weave), carrying a lot of hope-filled feelings with them, as the title suggests. The untitled (or is “-no title-” considered a title?) final track brings out even more emotions, with the rock elements emphasizing them through an intense sound which fits the powerful and poetic lyrics sung by the three idols.
If you haven’t heard of 340.29m/s before, the release of ACCELERATION may be a good chance to give them a chance, especially if rock-oriented idols are your thing.
|望まひろ (Moshi Hiro)|
|糸生りと (Itou Rito)|
|葉月みわ (Hazuki Miwa)|