After just slightly more than a month after the release of Gravity
has come out with another single. Tune is the Rainbow is a bit on the short side with only three tracks
like her past couple singles. However, the total length is about 14 minutes with the first two tracks
taking up most of the time. This single isn't as good as Hemisphere
then again Hemisphere is my favorite Maaya single. I'm certainly enjoying Tune the Rainbow more
Tune the rainbow is the first track and the ending theme
song to the Rahxephon Tagen Hensoukyoku movie. This is a pretty nice song overall, but average for
Maaya in my opinion. It's fairly good for a movie ending theme, but I like Yubiwa more. I'm definitely
growing to like Tune the Rainbow more and more with each time I listen to it. Like Yubiwa, this is a
love song (albeit with a slightly more upbeat melody). The chorus part is definitely the most catchy part.
The second track, The Garden of Everything, is my favorite song
on this single. It's a duet with Maaya and Steve Conte, however Conte's voice is more prominent. Maaya's
"background vocals" are a perfect match with Conte's singing. The Garden of Everything starts with Conte
singing in English, then Maaya joins in at about 40 seconds into the song. While Conte sings in English
throughout the entire track, Maaya switches between English and Japanese. It's quite an exquisite mix.
Chiisana Hemisphere is the last track and also my least favorite.
This is a different version of the original Hemisphere song for the
Rahxephon TV series. The lyrics are the same, but this version is half the length and uses synthesizer
music. The synthesizer music is what makes this track less enjoyable for me, I would prefer if
the music was left out. Chiisana Hemisphere really seems like it was quickly put together just to
add a third track to this single. I would enjoy a karaoke track of Tune the Rainbow more.