{single} Sheryl Nome starring May’n – Diamond Crevasse/Iteza☆Gogo Kuji Don’t be late

June 28, 2008 at 11:58 am | Posted in May'n | 1 Comment

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Sheryl Nome starring May’n – Diamond Crevasse/Iteza☆Gogo Kuji Don’t be late

シェリル・ノーム starring May’n – ダイアモンド クレバス/射手座☆午後九時Don’t be late

(released May 7th, 2008)

1. ダイアモンド クレバス [Diamond Crevasse]
2. 射手座☆午後九時Don’t be late [Iteza☆Gogo Kuji Don’t be late]
3. ダイアモンド クレバス (without Sheryl)
4. 射手座☆午後九時Don’t be late (without Sheryl)

Nakabayashi May’s 4th single, and her first under the stage name May’n. May’n provides the singing voice of the character Sheryl Nome in the anime Macross Frontier. Diamond Crevasse is used as a Macross Frontier ending theme, and its c/w is an insert song in the same series. This single is composed by Kanno Yoko.

Diamond Crevasse fooled me into thinking it was a soft ballad at first, especially with the head voice notes and the “ooh”s. Then when the chorus hits, the pace gets faster and there’s a heavier beat and more driving rhythm. May’n’s voice reminds me a bit of BoA, and the floaty background music complements it well. Diamond Crevasse felt like a parting song, with the sadness expressed during the verses and the determination to move on forward in the choruses. The only flaw in this song is that the change from verse to chorus was a bit too abrupt.

Iteza☆Gogo Kuji Don’t be late has a rockier sound and May’n sings with an edgier, more nasal voice. The chorus peaks powerfully and is definitely the highlight of the song; I love how she manages to belt the high notes effortlessly. Background-wise, the atmosphere sounds so much more enhanced than the average rock song with the strings added in. It doesn’t have the emotional delicacy and contrast of the A-side, but it’s a stronger song overall due to the composition. Also, I do prefer May’n’s energetic side more.

Overall Grade: A+

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  1. […] to keep up the ‘concert’ feel. What’s different from the single version of Iteza☆Gogo Kuji Don’t be late is that there’s that fake crowd again in the background. I like the OST version much better […]


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