Miwako Okuda – Yume

August 30, 2006 at 5:47 PM | Posted in Miwako Okuda | 1 Comment

1. Yume (夢)
2. Mabataki wo Yamete (瞬きをやめて)
3. Yume (Movie Version)
4. Yume (Instrumental)

This is Miwako Okuda’s 5th single and it was released on September 22, 2004. The single reached #139 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 710 copies. The title track was used as the ending theme song for the horror movie Kansen (released as Infection overseas).

Yume is probably Okuda’s most powerful song music-wise. The opening contains fast and furious electric guitar riffs and quickly quiets down for the verses. The song picks up during the chorus with very powerful vocals from Okuda. It’s an action-packed song and one of her best.

The B-side, Mabataki wo Yamete, is a gorgeous song. The arrangement is very simple and Okuda’s vocals are simply amazing. It’s a beautiful ballad and a great follow-up track. The B-sides on most of her singles are laid back piano ballads and this one is great.

The movie version of Yume is what you hear during the ending credits of Kansen. It’s shorter of course and it begins right at the chorus.

Overall Rating

4 stars


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  1. Holy shit I love the Infection movie. I didn’t know she sang the end song!

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