Hitomi Shimatani – Neva Eva

July 3, 2007 at 3:39 PM | Posted in Hitomi Shimatani | 1 Comment

1. Neva Eva
2. Hakuchuumu (白昼夢)
3. Neva Eva (instrumental)
4. Hakuchuumu (instrumental)

This is Hitomi Shimatani’s 25th single and it was released on June 6, 2007. The single reached #22 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 10,749 copies.

Much like her previous single Dragonfly, Neva Eva showcases a new sound from Hitomi Shimatani. The song has a ska vibe to it because of its excessive use of the brass section. I also liked the underlying electric guitar throughout the entire song and there is a nice solo during the bridge. Shimatani’s vocals are pretty catchy and like her vocal performance in Dragonfly, she handles the quick pace of the song very well.

The B-side is the tropical sounding Hakuchuumu. Compared to the A-side, it’s much more laid back but still features a strong brass section. The song is not exactly an eye opener but it’s still pretty good.

Overall Rating 

3½ stars


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  1. Oh dear god.
    I loved the quirkiness of Neva Eva. And did you see the live performances for it? I loved her silly clothes.
    And i loved how the second song had this salsa feel to it.

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