1st single release for RookieZ is Punk’D’ featuring the 2nd intro theme to TV anime ‘Durarara!!’.
ROOKiEZ is PUNK’D debut single release includes Durarara!!’s 2nd intro theme titled ‘Complication‘. The single also features 2 other B-side tracks titled ‘Fortune’ and ‘BUMP ON da STYLE’. The limited edition of the single includes the TV-sized version of the title track as well as the long version of the TV-cut (minus the rap interlude).
The band’s music is a combination of rock, pop and hip-hop with bits of rap that is reflected on the songs found on their debut single. After several listens of the two full versions of ‘Complication’, I particularly like the long cut version without the rap bits. The rap interlude feels a little distracting to me. Track 2 ‘Fortune‘ is another a fast rock number interlaced with rap bits. It’s not a standout song by any means and it turns out to be a tad repetitive, imo. Track 3 ‘Bump on da Style‘ started off quite interestingly with a jazzy piano intro that then leads into an RnB, hip-hop beat back by rock guitar. It’s mainly sung in rap style. I suppose I like it more than track 2.
Overall, RookieZ is Punk’D came off with an averagely decent debut release. The vocals sound like myriads of bands of similar style. It’s not something outstanding but the title track certainly made for a good 2nd intro theme that plays out well with DRRR!!’s OP2 animation visuals.
01. コンプリケイション Complication **
02. Fortune **
03. BUMP ON da STYLE **
04. コンプリケイション ~TV Sized Opening Version~ **
05. コンプリケイション ~TV Sized Opening Long Version~
DRRR!! OP2 clip:
Vodpod videos no longer available.