Android, released on 7.11.12, is Tohoshinki’s 35th single. The title track was used as the MEDICAL SHINE cm song.
「ANDROID」 begins with a futuristic instrumental, implementing lots of synthesizer, electronica, and dark beats. Changmin starts off first, singing in a style that almost sounds like he’s dropping his pitch after each word as he goes up and down in pitch. The song quickly goes into the bridge, followed by quick paced lyrics and a loud chorus. There’s some heavy dubstep in the third verse. Now that I think ab out it, it sort of has a similar feel and sound to BREAK OUT.
Heavy beats start off 「BLINK」 as the boys continue with a dark tone in their vocals. Instead “blink” though, it sounds like they’re saying “brink” which is obviously a whole different meaning. The instrumental gets annoying after a while and I can’t really say there’s much impact in the emotion from their vocals (imo).
In 「ANDROID -modest gothic remix-」, the only real difference is that the instrumental has become a harsh rock (visual kei maybe?) instrumental and there are a few changes to their vocals. I actually kinda like this version better than the original.
A PV was made for ANDROID. There’s not much in it besides them dancing in a “box” room. Not exactly very interesting to watch either because I think they overdid the flashing lights.
I’m pretty disappointed with this single, but with a single named “Android”, I guess it’s kinda predictable that they have songs with lots of synthesizer and electronica for a strong sound. Not my thing though.