I kinda wanna try a new segment on my blog. I want to dive a bit deeper into the music. So, here is the first installment of “Why I like ‘Song Name’”
Why I like Unfragment (By HanasoumenP/HSP/Hiroyuki ODA/Chu-ji)
When it comes to music genres, I don’t do well in categorizing different songs. I guess in a way it lets me be more focused on the content itself rather than how it fits into a genre.
You have the bass pumping on every beat. 1, 2, 3, and 4. Time signature is 4/4, so that’s pretty much a given. Unfortunately, the beat is very generic. That is expected though. A lot of Miku songs have it this way, so a lot of people could be drawn away just because it’s so common. In order to make a song like this amazing, you gotta make everything else godlike. I like this song because it does exactly that.
How? The key to this song is the piano. The piano has a very simple rhythm. You hear it right away. It pretty much just plays 4 chords. These 4 chords gives this song its life. It drives progression in the song. It supports Miku giving her voice life and emotion.
The star of the show is the melody. I personally don’t like songs that try to bank all of its success on melody alone. A melody needs help. It always doesn’t necessarily have to be from harmony. What makes the melody feel so moving is its conjunction with the piano.
Miku’s voice totally nails this song. Her voice suits music like this perfectly. I urge you to listen more closely to music. Isolate each piece and hear how all of it is put together. It can make your experience in music much deeper.