KOKIA – dandelion

March 24, 2007 at 10:18 AM | Posted in KOKIA | 1 Comment

1. dandelion
2. Boku no Kimochi (僕の気持ち)
3. dandelion (Instrumental Version)

This is KOKIA’s 12th single and it was released on February 23, 2005. The single reached #84 on the Oricon Weekly Charts.

dandelion is one of my favorite KOKIA songs because it combines modern pop and traditional Japanese enka to create a very unique sound. The opening of the song is a perfect example, where there is a light beat in the music plus a gorgeous low key string arrangement. KOKIA’s vocals in the song are simply amazing. Even though she has a gentle voice, her ability to hold it for long periods of time is staggering.

The B-side is a simple piano ballad. Boku no Kimochi has a very pretty melody and KOKIA showcases the versatility of her voice. I thought this song was very well done and pretty much another example of what KOKIA excels at.

Overall Rating

4½ stars


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  1. I love the meaning of this song.

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