Hitomi Shimatani – Dragonfly

June 2, 2007 at 9:48 PM | Posted in Hitomi Shimatani | 1 Comment
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Tracklisting
1. Dragonfly
2. Bye-Bye
3. Dragonfly instrumental
4. Bye-Bye instrumental

This is Hitomi Shimatani’s 24th single and it was released on February 21, 2007. The single reached #29 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 7,787 copies

Dragonfly is one of Hitomi Shimatani’s most unique works to date because it is completely different from anything she has done before. The song has a distinct, gritty garage rock sound that mixes in a odd synth loop. I loved the thumping and constant percussion beat and I thought the electric guitar solo during the bridge was awesome. Shimatani’s vocals actually fit into the song quite well and I surprised she was able to handle the music’s frantic, rockish pace.

The B-side is also pretty different as well. Bye-Bye is poppy, but has a nice jazzy vibe too thanks to the brass. It’s a pleasant song, but nothing special. I already know that Shimatani is an extremely versatile artist, but I love the fact that she is dabbing into even more categories of mainstream J-pop.

Overall Rating

4 stars

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  1. I was surprised when I was listening to this.
    I was thinking “traditional enka voice meets garage band rock?”
    XD


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