“COLORS” by FLOW is probably their most famous song in the anime circle. As the first OP for 「コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ」(Code Geass Hangyaku no LaRouche), it really fitted the show. With a Big-Band sound from the opening segment, this song has the energy and atmosphere that fitted the epic show that is Code Geass.

The song started with a blare of trumpets with a rising crescendo of cymbals, and the vocals kicked in with enough energy and strength to wake anyone. As soon as the chorus ends, the song returns to a more moderate level with a melody that is still filled with energy. However, the pace changes yet again in a few line and the semi-rapping begins and kicks back into the chorus. In the middle of the song, the guitar solo creates a bit of freshness from the repeat of chorus and slow melody, but the song stays fast and strong. The formula repeated throughout the song until the very end when the song slows down and ends with an extended note.

As you can tell, I really loved the song for its energy and pace. Although I did find it a wee bit repetitious, it was really minor compared to its power and energy. I keep repeating the word “energy” for this song, and simply it had it in abundant. The b-side song “Astro Slide” continues the vain with its fast pace and energy, though it sounds a bit more of the normal J-Rock stuff. Unfortunately, the third song, “Love Dub” tries to be a relaxing laid back song a little too much and really didn’t fit in with the rest of the single. However, it does have a nice melody to it and the rhythm really is relaxing.

I have to say that even with “Love Dub” begin a bit out of place in this high energy single, this single is really good, and I could find little to dislike about all of the songs. I would highly recommend this single to anyone who like J-Rock, whether they are into anime or not.

Rating: 5/5


歌詞 / Lyrics:

自分を 世界さえも 変えてしまえそうな
瞬間は いつもすぐそばに・・・

隠せぬ苛立ちと 立ち尽くす自分を 見つめ

迷いながら 悩みながら 悔やみながら 決めればいいさ
君がくれた 言葉ひとつ 戸惑いは消え去り

からっぽだった 僕の部屋に 光が射した

見上げた大空が 青く澄み切って行く
閉ざした 窓を 開く事を決めた
自分を 世界さえも 変えてしまえそうな
瞬間は いつもすぐそばに・・・

満たせぬ日常に 在るはずの答えを 探して

朝陽に独り 柔らかな声に 振り向けば

眩い陽射しの中 ふと君が微笑む
閉ざした 窓が 開きそうになる
自分を 世界さえも 変えてしまえそうな
存在は 僕の目の前に・・・

見上げた大空が 青く澄み切って行く
閉ざした 窓を 開くことを決めた
自分を 世界さえも 変えてしまえそうな
瞬間を 感じる今ここに・・・
光へと 両手を伸ばして・・・

心を吹き抜ける 空の色 香る風


5 Responses to “FLOW – COLORS”

  1. 1 Anonymous August 22, 2007 at 10:50 pm

    To me, this is a very meaningful song, and i love it, even tho i hardly listen to any music, the second i hear it while watching code geass, i fell in love with it ^^

  2. 2 tania seele August 28, 2007 at 11:19 am

    i love you flow
    ilove this is a song
    colors the best
    jibun o sekai sae mo…..

  3. 3 uhsieh August 28, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    @Anon, Tania: I’m glad that you like the song! I have to say that it’s one of me favorite FLOW songs as well. 🙂

  4. 4 Filipe December 26, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    My favorite op song D:

    Acctually, my graduation song \o\

  5. 5 anon July 7, 2009 at 9:55 pm


    i love all of ur songs!!!

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