暁Records – 太陽の花 -Eternal Summer-

A little over a couple of weeks ago Akatsuki Records released another PV on their YouTube channel, which means another song for me to “review” here!

The song this time around is 太陽の花 -Eternal Summer-, which translates to Sunflower -Eternal Summer-.

Eternal Summer is inspired by the Touhou track Gensokyo, Past and Present ~ Flower Land. The two songs have VERY different sounds, but you can definitely make out the resemblance. Just associate that sound at the beginning of the Touhou track with Stack’s voice singing “Eternal Summer!”, and you’ll notice the similarities there. The piano then goes nuts in the Touhou track, making it drift apart from the Akatsuki version.

But the Akatsuki version did include piano in the background, which I’d like to think is an ode to the piano in the original track. Either way, both songs have a completely different feel. The Akatsuki version is much more relaxed this time around, with a clean tone throughout. The Touhou track sounds more disjointed.

As for the overall song, I think it’s pretty good. It’s not as striking as other Akatsuki songs, but I do like the overall sound of it. It’s the kind of song that’s great to listen to in the background while doing something else I think. Like while I write this post, for example. A much more straightforward song. Which is good, but after hearing so many amazing and distinct songs by Akatsuki it doesn’t feel like it quite matches up to some of my favourites.

I’m going to give Eternal Summer a 4 / 5.
Good song, but it feels like it’s missing a “punch” or something like this to really get me hooked.

Until next time,
Thanks for reading / listening!


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