Believe… ~Kimi wo Shinjite~, released on 12.21.11, is JUNO’s 2nd single. The title track was used as theme song for BeeTV drama Kaikan Strawberry ~Himitsu no Hanazono~.
「believe… ~君を信じて~ (~Kimi wo Shinjite~)」 starts off with a echo-y piano instrumental coupled with some orchestra for a pretty instrumental. JUNO’s nasal, deep vocals then come in; his voice kinda reminds me of another singer… can’t place my finger on who it is right now. However, his vocals really stand out starkly against the instrumental, so I would’ve liked a bit more interlacing between the instrumental and his vocals. The song is really pretty, though! My only problem is how nasal his vocals sound.
The last song is 「Bad Girl」, which starts off with some street talking noise followed by slight radio noises before a rock instrumental comes in. The verses aren’t really rock, instead it feels a bit like a light-hearted, jazzy rock? If that even makes sense. It’s not really even pure rock until maybe the choruses. JUNO’s vocals are still sounding pretty nasal here.
A PV was made for Believe… ~Kimi wo Shinjite~. So, the PV (short ver.) in a nutshell: JUNO is a singer and previously was dating this girl. She saw shoes she liked and JUNO wanted to buy them for her, so he did part time jobs to get them like a good jdrama LOL. Something like that, haha.
There’s something about JUNO that’s pretty nasally this time around, but hopefully that won’t be there in his next single. I did really like Believe… ~Kimi wo Shinjite~…. if only not for his nasally vocals :c.