Aa! [First Kiss]
Aa! was created as a one-shot group under the massive Hello! Project umbrella and released only this single, First Kiss, on October 29, 2003, reaching the #8 spot. The trio was composed of Tanaka Reina from Morning Musume, and Natsuyaki Miyabi and Suzuki Airi from Hello! Project Kids. Today Miyabi is now in Berryz Koubou and Airi in C-ute; Reina is still part of MM. I am wondering why Aa! never released any more singles, as they are a decent group. I think Tsunku bites off more than he can chew sometimes…
These are current pictures of the girls who were in Aa!
My Subjective Score: 7.5/10
1. First Kiss
Not too bad of a song. Airi has a great voice for her age, but she is just so young on this song that it makes me like it a little less than if someone in their twenties sang it. She was nine years old when she sang this and she has the bulk of the vocals! Quite impressive for her but it doesn’t say much about the other two. Perhaps this single was an experiment revolving around Airi’s ability.
Again, I have the same problem with Airi’s young voice, which sounded a little worse on this time around. I didn’t like the nasal-lie words during the end of the chorus. Masayume is decent but not great. Airi’s voice isn’t mature enough to fully carry the song.
Track 1: First Kiss
Track 2: Masayume
Track 3: First Kiss (Instrumental)
Airi looks absolutely comical dancing around in pants that could literally eat her alive. All three of them are just dancing in a room and continuously staring out a window.