Morning Musume performed half of their upcoming double A-side single on a fashion show today and we are able to see it thanks to a fanrecording.
Reina is one of Morning Musume's best singers left and is also the most experienced (even moreso than Sayu because of Reina's experience singing lead a lot before) and in a group full of (albeit talented) preteens, she brings stability. Though I suppose it's not a particularly huge deal in a song like this where their voices are electronically edited, but still, future Musume songs will likely heavily feature Reina as well.
The style of song is quite different from what Morning Musume is used to releasing (for singles especially), but them being able to pull it off so well (and again, with a bunch of young members) gives me faith that even with most of its senpai members gone, Morning Musume will be fine moving forward. This song will take some getting used to for fans who don't like this type of music, but the other song on this single will surely be a completely different style.
Personally, I'm really enjoying Morning Musume right now. I definitely miss Risa, Aika (and of course Aichan), but Renai Hunter and now One two Three are both winners in my book. I didn't like Pyoko Pyoko Ultra as much, but I will admit that it was a nice genki and carefree song to ease the new members into the idol world, just as Maji desu ka ska! did with 9th gen before moving on to the awesomeness that was Only you.
Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/?f43nnibwdtwwgga
Someone also uploaded it streaming:
If you like this song, you can always buy it!