Miwako Okuda – Boku ga Ikite Ita Koto

October 2, 2006 at 9:53 AM | Posted in Miwako Okuda | Leave a comment

1. Boku ga Ikite Ita Koto (ぼくが生きていたこと)
2. 1/2
3. Boku ga Ikite Ita Koto (Instrumental)

This is Miwako Okuda’s 7th single and it was released on September 7, 2005. The single reached #130 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 774 copies. The title track was used as the theme song for the movie Nagurimono.

Boku ga Ikite Ita Koto is probably one of my favorite Miwako Okuda songs of all time. It combines the gentle piano and strings of her ballads and the powerful electric guitar and percussion of her rock songs. Okuda’s vocals are very powerful during chorus and the electric guitar solo in the bridge is amazing as well. The song does feature a more polished BGM compared to her past work, which is a plus.

The B-side, 1/2, is a piano ballad, just like all the other B-sides of her previous singles. Out of all the songs she has released, this one has the simplist music arrangement (the piano and harp are the only instruments used). Okuda’s vocals stay very gentle throughout the whole song. Her vocal performance during the chorus is beautifully done and she puts a lot of emotion into the high notes.

Overall Rating

5 stars


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