Seasons, released on 12.28.11, is Akanishi Jin’s 2nd single.
At first 「Seasons」 starts off with a piano instrumental which then introduces the some percussion sounds as Akanishi comes in with some slightly high pitched vocals. The instrumental has a slight synthesizer to it but I like Akanishi’s vocals. The synthesizer does get slightly more prominent in the chorus, which I could’ve done without. I really like the slow pace of this song.
「The Fifth Season」 has a ticking instrumental, which would be the time, while a soft guitar plays in the background. Akanishi’s vocals echo as he sings in pure English (his English is getting pretty good). The chorus has this weird uplift in instrumental where other instruments join in, but I think it just sounds weird. I also think this song is really nice.
A PV was made for Seasons. It shows Akanishi singing along with the song, writing at a lit desk, and playing with some kids. Oh, and he sings back to back with a little girl. Whut.
I really like these songs. But the instrumental of Seasons bugs the heck out of me with the synthesizer. And for The Fifth Season, there’s something about Akanishi’s vocals in that song that bugs me. But they’re both good songs if you don’t let them bug you, haha. On a side note, Akanishi’s hair. I seriously want to just cut it. It looks really greasy too.