AKB48 UZA 後半 Perfomance @ Janken Taikai 2012
To my knowledge, this is possibly the first time AKB48 has done anything like this musically. It doesn’t sound like a typical idol song. And the dance interlude in this performance is arguably outside of idol territory (though it’s unmistakably pop). The black-dominated theme and some of the English lyrics aspire to a poetic edge.
That being said, if you take out the AKB48 tag from this song, it can feel middle of the road.
I’m holding out for the PV so I can discern the music a little better since the PA system (especially the live mixing) didn’t do a good job of delivering the sound IMO.
But with all that said, I’m actually happy with the direction AKS is taking with this single.