Mai Kuraki – Silent love ~open my heart~ / BE WITH U

January 16, 2008 at 11:14 PM | Posted in Mai Kuraki | 1 Comment

1. Silent love ~open my heart~
3. Silent love ~open my heart~ -instrumental-
4. BE WITH U -instrumental-

This is Mai Kuraki’s 27th single and it was released on November 28, 2007. The single reached #9 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 30,625 copies.

The first track is the winter love ballad Silent love ~open my heart~. The music is kind of typical and has all the characteristics of a standard ballad, but Mai Kuraki’s vocals breathe life into the song. Her gorgeous, soulful voice makes up for everything else, which isn’t a bad thing at all. I will admit that the song will leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling. Plus, there’s no annoying background vocals like in Shiroi Yuki and Season of love!

Talk about a perfect contrast. BE WITH U is an extremely upbeat song with a nice beat and constant acoustics. The chorus is insanely catchy and I’ve gotten it stuck in my head on several occasions. The song is reminscent of her older works because of the constant beats but it has the twist of her recent pop tracks. It’s a fun listen.

Overall Rating

4½ stars


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  1. Wow! I really like this single!

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