Nami Tamaki – Brightdown

September 13, 2007 at 11:21 AM | Posted in Nami Tamaki | 1 Comment
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Tracklisting
1. Brightdown
2. Anata Iro no Namida (あなた色の涙)
3. Endless dream
4. Brightdown -Instrumental-

This is Nami Tamaki’s 14th single and it was released on August 29, 2007. The single reached #8 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 24,404 copies. The title track was used as the 2nd opening theme song for the anime D.Gray-man.

Brightdown shows a new, more edgier side of Nami Tamaki that’s devoid of her known techno-pop sound of the past. The electric guitar riffs in this song are furious and constant, and Tamaki’s strong vocals are really great. I like it when Tamaki sings in a more aggressive tone because it shows that she is more capable as a pop artist.

The B-side is something you don’t hear everyday from Tamaki. Anata Iro no Namida is an uplifting ballad, something that she doesn’t do very often. However, when she does attempt at this kind of music, it’s fantastic. This a very pretty song with nice strings and piano, and Tamaki’s toned down vocals really compliment them well.

The next B-side is another high quality track. Endless dream follows the same electronica style of her previous songs, but in more sophisticated fashion. Sure, the song still has a ‘pop’ sound to it, but the way it’s executed gives it a more mature sound. This track is almost like a more upbeat version of last single CROSS SEASON.

Overall Rating

4½ stars

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  1. great.thanks


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