This time round on Vocaloidism, duets and group collaborations!~ (*~▽~)
Hello everyone! I’m here with the third instalment of Vocaloidism hehe. From now onwards I’ll be recommending songs with certain themes instead of grouping them by individual Vocaloids or utaites, so there’ll be a mix of original and covered Vocaloid songs c: This time round, I’ll be recommending duet/group songs! What do you get when beautiful voices join in harmony? Magic in numbers! Introducing the cute – the ones that make you smile, the bittersweet – the ones that make you tear, and the sexy – the ones that make you nosebleed xD
The cute ・ かわいいの
01 | Suki Kirai – SoraLon
This song is just kawaii beyond words! (*≧▽≦) Soraru and Lon are both favourites of mine, and their collabs always end up in something wonderful. It’s a perfect portrayal of silly teenage love with a catchy tune that’ll get you DAWWWing at how moe everything is. Cute? That’s an understatement!
| Music/lyrics: Gom/FernandoP |
02 | ggrks-ググれカス- / Go Google It! – PokoHana
ggrks gives me complicated feelings, because it’s such so cute and silly at the same time that I don’t know if I want it in my playlist xD It has a really bubbly tune to it, but the actual song lyrics are so frigging hilarious!! Basically, it’s a song about a guy asking his crush about some ahem, sensitive questions and her telling him to go google it (hence the song title). Hanatan’s Engrish at the beginning is fantastic and Pokota is.. well, sexy as usual. Also, this version happens to have the best PV ever. Enjoy and laugh.
| Music: hakusai |
03 | Mr.music – 【羊天音十折浪民】
You know, one good utaite is usually good enough to drive me crazy, so what happens when you put 7 of them together? Be prepared for overwhelming cuteness! Also, if you want to listen to more adorable rubbish Engrish, fast forward to 2:54 – you’ll laugh your head off. If you’re a guy reading this post and want moe girls to fanboy over, head over to the female ver.! I had a hard time deciding between the two because both are good, so check it out too! (⌒▽⌒)☆
| Music/lyrics: rerulili/Ronchino=Pepe/Kagome-P |
The bittersweet ・ せつないの
01 | Ame Yume Rou – GuriNaga
Fun fact: both Guriri and Nobunaga are Korean! They actually cover both J-pop and the occasional K-pop, and they are absolutely wonderful together. Guriri has the stronger, more powerful voice whereas Nobunaga’s is gentler and sweeter and when they sing together (especially harmonies oh gosh those harmonies), magic happens. This song is a rather sad one, about a girl who’s waiting for a broken promise that is never going to be fulfilled. Guriri and Nobunaga have really sung this song beautifully with the twists and turns of their voices and you need to listen to this! Right now!
| Music: Hitoshizuku-P |
02 | Boku Mitaina Kimi, Kimi Mitaina Boku – SoraLon
I know I’ve already introduced one SoraLon song, but this one is different – this one can make you cry. The producer is DECO*27, which is one of my favourite Vocaloid producers, and it’s heartbreaking and sweet all at the same time. This particular version has been rearranged by Suzumu though, and he’s added a bittersweet feel to the original. Lon’s voice is especially moving in this one, listen to the bridge – she actually sounds so fragile and sad that she could break at any time and gahhh FEELINGS! The song illustrates a slowly distancing relationship between a couple through voice messages, and it’s so… beautiful.
| Music: DECO*27, rearranged by Suzumu |
03 | Love Distance Long Affair – CleWota
Yup, the title was written like that on purpose – not the other way round. DECO*27 has a way of writing songs about beautiful romances that makes people cry, and that’s why I love his songs (oh gosh this makes me sound masochistic). CleWota is quite popular on Niconico, and that’s because their voices come together to produce something classic, something that moves hearts. This song is about a couple who’ve been apart for while, and are dealing with a long-distance relationship. The last chorus is amazing.
| Music: DECO*27 |
The sexy ・ セクシーの
01 |え？あぁ、そう。 (Oh? Ah, I see.) – DasoRen
One word to describe this: eargasmic. Brought to you by hot sexy ikemen #1 and #2 (aka Dasoku and Ren), this song is really addictive. The song itself is already about naughty things, they just made it sexier! The last “aa, mou dame” (*coughs* rough translation: ah, I can’t–) is uhh… sexy? No other words can describe it hehehe. At around 1:37, you’ll hear a sound of a car crashing (I’m serious). The original actually has the word fxxx in it, so usually utaites will add some random sound there to cover it up. DasoRen’s version plays on the song title and features a story about the two of them crashing into someone with their car. The PV is really cute, you should catch the second part of it xD
| Music: Chouchou-P |
02 |Black Jack – SoraOn
Soraru and Shamuon make an interesting duet as they sound quite different. Soraru’s the one with the deeper, ikemen voice while Shamuon’s has a distinctly teenagery, cuter feel. This song is again, about sexy things. The lyrics are actually quite clever, considering that it’s talking about… sexy things (sorry this is awkward for me) and it has a really catchy tune! The PV is beautiful, what with the falling poker cards and all. You could check out the original by Luka which also has a sexy PV! How many times have I written sexy in this post?
| Music: YuchaP |
03 |magician’s operation – 【男性８人】
The really fun thing about group collabs is that when utaites add extra (vocal) sound effects to their individual covers to make them more unique, because when you put all of those together, BAM! A Niconico chorus with an awesome mix of sound effects is formed. The second the song starts playing, you’ll catch them right away and that makes it all the more special as compared to the original. My favourite parts are halyosy’s (especially that scream at 2:22 – how does he even hit that high note?) This is actually an inspirational song telling you to not give up on life. But it sounds sexy, doesn’t it? 8)
| Music: EZFG |
Aaand that’s it for this round of Vocaloidism! I had a lot of fun revisiting all of these collabs at one go again, so I hope you’ve found songs to add to your playlist!~ For mp3 downloads, head over to nicosound, and if you’re up for daily Vocaloid updates on Youtube, you could try subscribing to Nebula’s Resolution or Melonotes! Actually, I have lots of themes and ideas in mind for the next post, but I can’t decide on one of them. I was thinking of doing one on Vocaloid producers, but then again I’ve already indirectly introduced some of them here and there in the previous posts. What do you guys think? You could also tell me what themes you’d like to see on Vocaloidism below in the comments, and I’ll see what I can do! (｀・ω・´)”