In honor of Kis-My-Ft2’s complete videography being uploaded to YouTube (in edited form, of course…), I can’t resist writing about each single. To put this in context for Bias List readers, Kis-My-Ft2 (or Kisumai, as they’re often known) are my J-pop version of Infinite. That’s how much I love them and their discography.
Yet, I rarely write about them because finding online links to their music was so hard… until now!
Kimi to no Kiseki (2013)
We’re continuing to journey through the murky period of Kis-My-Ft2 singles, but I like this one better than either Kiss Your Mind or S.O.S. I get the sense it’s reasonably popular too, since the guys perform it often at concerts. Kimi to no Kiseki (Miracle With You) is a feel-good, high-energy bit of dance pop. I don’t remember being bowled over the first few times I heard it, but this one’s definitely a grower. I think the reason I don’t consider it top-tier Kisumai is that it lacks an identifiable sound. The production is Johnny’s-by-numbers — solid, but unspectacular.
Thankfully, Kiseki boasts a warm, engaging melody. It’s both sentimental and nostalgic, making the song difficult to dislike. The chorus is particularly nice, bounding forward with plenty of positivity. Kiseki pulls back for its verses, though the chugging dance beat remains omnipresent.
For fans of the agency, the colorful music video is a fun game of “spot the junior.” I know there’s a young Meguro Ren (of Snow Man fame) in there somewhere. There has to be others, too!