Green a.live, released on 10.05.11, is YUI’s 20th single.
「Green a.live」 was written for the March 11 tsunami victims. It’s a mixture of orchestra, acoustic guitar, and percussion as YUI sings with calm vocals. I really like how the orchestra really emphasizes the gentleness this song was written to bring to its listeners.
「Let’s face it」 starts off with some steady garage drum sounds and heavy electric guitar which quiets down slightly for the first verse as YUI sings nonchalantly. The song is over rather quickly at three minutes, but I think it’s mostly run by its strong electric guitar.
As the title suggests, 「HELLO ~YUI Acoustic Version~」 is the acoustic version of HELLO, released in her last single. YUI’s vocals are a bit breathy as she sings “Hello~” in the beginning a few times before going into the actual first verse. The chorus is also energetic and happy, which I think matches the impression I get from the anime/manga/movie as well. It’s a cute song, though it goes by fairly quickly.
A PV was made for Green a.live. Some scenes are filmed by railroad tracks, in what I assume to be Tokyo itself and the crowd of people walking, and of YUI playing the guitar by the riverside. The PV is simple, but the scenery and the way it was filmed really brings out the meaning of the song.
My favorite song off this single has to be Green a.live, both for its meaning and the song itself.