ayaka × Kobukuro – WINDING ROAD

March 19, 2007 at 2:34 PM | Posted in ayaka | Leave a comment
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Tracklisting
1. WINDING ROAD
2. WINDING ROAD (Instrumental)

This is a duet single between ayaka and Kobukuro (a popular folk band on the same label as her) and it was released on February 28, 2007. The single reached #2 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 352,790 copies.

WINDING ROAD features one of the best acapella sequences I have ever heard in a song. ayaka and the two male vocalists of the band Kobukuro sing so well together and their individual solo performances during the verses are wonderful as well. Although I thought they went a little over the top with the freestyling vocals during the bridge, especially when Shunsuke Kuroda of Kobukuro does that falsetto of his. As for the music, this is a really upbeat song that combines brass, percussion, and piano. For being a duet song, it’s very good and uplifting and I would love to see ayaka perform a solo version in the future.

Overall Rating

4 stars

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