This is, in my opinion, one of Berryz' catchiest songs and best singles. The single begins with "Dakishimete Dakishimete", a pretty upbeat dance song. The lyrics are definitely maturing slowly for the girls. It's a very enjoyable song to listen to. The song suits Miyabi and Risako's voices well, but there's decent division of the lines between the girls. Yurina's vocals, while relatively few, are also well-placed. The coupling track, "Sono Subete no Ai ni", is quite contrasting with its slow pace and lyrics. The lyrics are nice and fit the song well, as do the vocals. It's well-sung and kind of soothing. This single is kind of confusing emotionally in that "Sono Subete no Ai ni", which is almost ballad-like in instrumental choice, is much "cheerier" (in the sense that it speaks of gratitude) than the upbeat title track, which is almost darker and slightly lamenting. Nevertheless, both songs are good.
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This is a new sound for Berryz and I love it! It's a lot more dancy then their recent singles and it showcases the girls. Line distribution is really even. the b-side Sono Subete No Ai Ni is a slow song. I don't normally listen to one after the other because they don't flow well, but they are both good songs
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