SPEED’s new album features a triumphant blending of past and present utilizing a team of national as well as international producers with such renowned names as Josef Larossi (who’s produced Kelly Clarkson & Westlife), Savan Kotecha (who’s produced Britney Spears & Christina Aguilera) and Yuki “Jolly Roger” (of Bennie K). Longtime SPEED producer who in the past was their exclusive producer Ijichi Hiromasa also makes his presence felt on this new album as well. “4 colors” truly feels like a rebirth project reminding us of the ease of diversity which this group has shown time and time again till now. Tracks such as “Little Dancer” speaks of how SPEED can groove- with the best of them (infectious bounce w/ doubled harmonies), “Himawari –Growing Sunflower-“ speaks of how SPEED can hybrid with the best of them (J~pop/ hint of R&B~~> pre chorus), “PRIDE featuring OHGA” & “S.P.D.” speaks of how SPEED can hip hop with the best of them, “Stay Miracle” a breezy~ contemporary pop composition, “Let’s Heat Up!” speaks of how SPEED can up tempo dance with the best of them (somehow this song really reminds me of older SMAP songs…especially in chorus, very verY Very catchy!) and the tracks “Yubiwa”…”Unlucky X’mas”…”Ashita no sora”….”4 colors” and “FAMILY” speaks of how SPEED can sweet~ballad♥ with the best of them.
The CD + DVD edition of “4 colors” also brings a most complimentary visual experience for the album with a generous helping of six music videos featuring past singles along with new hits. Included are “Little Dancer (Director’s cut), “Let’s Heat Up!”, “Yubiwa”, “Himawari –Growing Sunflower-“, “S.P.D.” and “Ashita no sora.” In particular “Little Dancer (Director’s cut) brings a very imaginative morph editing feel and cool animated~psychedelic looks and coupled with the songs feel good vibe and positive energy it’s a match of heavenly proportions!, “Himawari –Growing Sunflower-“ for its lively vibrant colors, exotic feel and lovey cute member collaboration! all set against a most beautiful dusk/dawn stage of nature’s lighting (whether real or not matters not =) ), “S.P.D.” which sets a darker tone and mood all playing and working well with the deep hip hop vibe- (the strutting and dancing…♥!) and for “Yubiwa” which stands as the most heartfelt ballad on the album with easily the most addictive and sweet melody in a sense mirrors in image the visuals of “April-Theme of “Dear Friends.” “4 colors” completely delivers what SPEED fans have loved through their years and seamlessly brings a new age of sound development all the while staying true to their roots with one mainstay certainly every present, that being that these girls CAN DANCE!!! In addition to their music videos check out any of their live concerts going all the way back to their very first in Odaiba- with the girls’ expressive movements speaking volumes for themselves.
And with that,
the entire album of “4 colors” scores the ‘coveted’ =P….
..Inoue Mao♥ music seal of approval~ \(^o^)/!!!
~SPEED “WORLD DANCE” mp3~
~SPEED “Little Dancer” mp3~
~SPEED “Himawari –Growing Sunflower-“ mp3~
~SPEED “SURPRISE” mp3~
~SPEED “PRIDE feat. OHGA –Original ver.-“ mp3~
~SPEED “S.P.D.” mp3~
~SPEED “Stay Miracle” mp3~
~SPEED “Unlucky X’mas” mp3~
~SPEED “Let’s Heat Up!” mp3~
~SPEED “Yubiwa” mp3~
~SPEED “Ashita no sora” mp3~
~SPEED “4 COLORS” mp3~
~SPEED “FAMILY” mp3~
~SPEED “Little Dancer” music video~
~SPEED “Let’s Heat Up!” music video~
~SPEED “Yubiwa” music video~
~SPEED “Himawari –Growing Sunflower-“ music video~
~SPEED “S.P.D.” music video~
~SPEED “Ashita no sora” music video~