Tackey & Tsubasa's latest single offering continues to challenge a fan's monetary devotion by means of releasing three separate editions in the form of "Koi ban", "Uta ban", and a regular edition which isn't so "regular" after all.
The "Koi ban" version (top) features a bonus DVD which contains a 21 minute version of the title track's pv!! What's extra impressive about this pv is that it's actually shot as a mini drama like episode where Tackey plays a "guardian" angel to a young girl who's lost her eyesight while Tsubasa is the young girl's long time childhood friend. The mini drama clip is well paced and in just 21 minutes it manages to develop enough of a storyline which leads up to a wonderfully shot dramatic moment where Tsubasa runs to her aid with the title track "Koi uta" cuing in at just the right moment. Tackey passes on a miraculous gift earning him his "wings" as the final scenes of the mini drama plays out. The production and effort put into this is quite remarkable and it really gives the "Koi ban" edition an essential check mark for all T&T fans and collectors alike.
"Koi uta"'s pv is shot in a simple but effective manner as it focuses on the deep felt emotion of the song as brought out by both Tackey and Tsubasa's sleeve worn emotions throughout and the sound white architecture of the backgrounds lends a perfect atmosphere. Another possible reason for the simplistic music video may be due to the large budget spent on the production of the aforementioned drama version of this pv. "Koi uta" is a beautifully written and performed ballad and as with all T & T releases the strong distinctions between their voices really adds a wonderful texture to this title track making it one of their best yet in this genre and musical approach.
The regular edition of "Koi uta" resembles what I would consider the least "regular" like release to hold this title. While it doesn't boast the inclusion of a DVD what it does include in addition to the title and coupling with songs are not one but two bonus tracks! Karaoke versions of both "Koi uta" and "PROGRESS" are also included with the RE. The coupling with track "PROGRESS" and both bonus tracks "約束-Last-" ("Yakusoku-Last-") and "GLORY DAYS" can be heard below.