I was so worried that moving to major releases~* would result in S/mileage leaving behind their strong "J" style which they've embraced so far in all of their indies single releases. Sometimes J~Pop groups can truly "grow~up" too quickly moving to a much more American R&B style which already floods the airways…..happily~* that's no where the case here!!!
Tsunku's music writing keeps very much to their previous form before going major~ although interestingly he left the lyrics for the coupling with track to another composer. I was most impressed with how each girl's vocals were pushed so much and in particular with the title track "Yume miru 15sai" where they're challenged to a bit of falsetto styling and while the title track has nice dramatic touches with so many hooks♥ abound! its coupling with partner "Thank you! Creme Brulee no Yuujou" is absolutely no slouch either! Love love all of their covers and as usual I wasn't able to hold back so I got both LE's and their pv DVD single =).
This song's actually a lot cuter than the main track!..and somehow even the entire production here sounds a lot more youthful if that makes any sense at all XD.
When it comes to pvs♥, S/mileage has you covered with 4 versions including a "Dance version" (included with LE type A single), one titled "Another Version" XD! (included with LE type B single) while both the original and a "Close~Up Versions" are included with their separate pv DVD single release.
If there's one tiny complaint it would be that I so wished~* they had performed their "Dance Version" pv in those black, red & blue plaid outfits (see very top picture of this post) and although they're wearing jackets they still somehow resemble seifuku very much it seems and that's always win win! look for idols no matter what the occasion….song style…..air temperature….weather….time of day….time of night……what you had for dinner….when you woke up that morning…well, you get the idea (^q^)! Sadly those outfits make very scarce appearances here, still the pvs are most cute and a bit retro~like with that oh so glittery background you see!! Some may feel that they lack the creativeness of their previous pvs and I do agree you know with "Ama no jaku" being shot on location with schools scenes and I so loved all of those photos taken by the girls themselves which went up on the classroom blackboard!…and maybe even more so with "Otona ni narutte muzukashii!!!" which was just off the charts for its fun creative touches which were non~stop with the stage animated slide show coupled with more cute happenings than you can shake a stick at!!! I actually have no idea of what that actually means…..you know the thing with the "stick???" 😛
The accompanying pv DVD single runs approximately 20 minutes and S/mileage continues to have the most fun behind the scenes footage from H!P as of late….just the things you say during your youth (￣▽￣)。。。！！the giddy conversations, gestures and little games to pass the time between takes, oh and so soooo much eating it's funny!!