Bold & Delicious/Pride

Bold & DeliciousArtist: Ayumi Hamasaki
Release Date: November 30, 2005
Label: Avex Trax
Personal Rating: 4/5

1. Bold & Delicious (Original Mix)
2. Pride (Original Mix)
3. HEAVEN (House Mix)
4. Will (Wall5 Remix)
5. Bold & Delicious (Original Mix Instrumental)
6. Pride (Original Mix Instrumental)
I was definitely taken by surprise upon hearing the sudden “Yayayayaya gagagaga dadadada wowowowo” at the beginning of the Bold & Delicious (Original Mix). Sure it’s a little weird so during my first listen, I immediately changed the song to a more interesting Ayu track. But when I finally came back to listening to the song (this time the WHOLE song), I actually changed my impression. Well, I’ll say that it wasn’t really a stunning Ayu song but I really love how we could feel Ayu’s joy as she happily sang the delicious lyrics with a bold chorus. Quite a new arrangement wouldn’t you say?

The Pride (Original Mix) took a major contrast compared to it’s first A-side. At least with Pride, it’s a lovely ballad. I’m not going to lie but the arrangement isn’t incredibly special but Ayu could really synch her voice with the background chorus could easily manipulate the emotion that she puts into the song. There’s just something about this song that makes me want to listen to it over and over.

Personal Rating: 4/5


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