ギルド (GUILD) has released their new single “LOVEマシーン” (Love Machine) on January the 1st. Without waiting any seconds from the announce of the release, I ordered two of the three different editions and here are my thoughts!
“LOVEマシーン” is a song from Morning Musume, released in 1999. The band made a brilliant cover, including the end of the 90s spirit mixed with rock sounds. This is a festive track that will surely make you dance around.
This new release offers as well some emotional ballads, like “なごり雪” (“Nagori Yuki” by Iruka in 1975) and “しあわせのランプ” (“Shiawase no lamp” by Tamaki Kouji in 2004). Both will relax you as well as giving you a nostalgic feeling. The voice of Ryuichi is soft and hauntingly.
I didn’t know what to expect from an all cover single, but I was not disappointed at all. Guild made their own versions without changing the atmosphere of the original songs, giving a nice homage to their previous performers.
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