Wild At Heart, released on 3.07.12, is Arashi’s 37th single. The title track was used as the theme song of Lucky Seven which Matsumoto Jun stars in.
「ワイルドアットハート (Wild at Heart)」 starts off with a quick electric guitar as the members go “Ah” one by one before they all harmonize. They then sing all together in the beginning chorus with an exciting and energetic instrumental. The first verse is still just as energetic as the pace of the song and lyrics remain the same and the members go into their group vocals as usual. The mood shifts in the third verse as the pace slows down a little for a melancholic sort of mood, but soon shifts back into the energetic mood of the song.
Next up is 「How Can I Love」 which begins with the keyboard before some soft percussion come in. The members sing in a slightly solemn mood in the first verse, their vocals low and mid-tempo. The chorus becomes more busy in the chorus as it sort of “darkens” when other instruments come in, coupled with the somewhat depressing mood the guys sing in. The third verse brings in a saxophone solo that gives the song that slightly jazz, blues feel.
「ついておいで (Tsuite Oide)」 shifts the mood completely again with an energetic start and the instrumental full of the guitar, loud percussion, and orchestra. The song is almost too busy that it’s distracting from their vocals, as if both their vocals and the instrumental were fighting for dominance.
Ending the single is 「ふたりのカタチ (Futari no Katachi)」, another quite energetic and busy instrumental with the electronica and synthesizer backing for a slightly futuristic sounding instrumental. Once the first verse comes in, the members vocals are bright and energetic while the instrumental quiets down so it’s only some electronica being used, but mostly a light guitar, percussion, and orchestra.
A PV was made for Wild At Heart. The start of the PV starts off with a white-washed room as the members stand in a circle while the camera circles under them. I love how dramatic they are when they lip sync their “Ah”s in the beginning. The PV itself is very silly with the members trying to squeeze into a tiny “alley way” and dancing in front of mics with glittery disco clothes. I also love the dance for this song a lot. It’s so fun and silly. There are also shots of the members “stuck” in a rainbow box which looks stupid but is really funny.
Arashi brought some great energetic tracks this time around; I really love Wild At Heart and all its silliness, PV and performances included. It’s a really fun song to listen to.