Rie fu – Home

January 28, 2008 at 11:25 AM | Posted in Rie fu | 3 Comments

1. Home
2. Wait For Me
3. (They Long To Be) Close To You

This is Rie fu’s 10th single and it was released on January 23, 2008. The single reached #98 on the Oricon Weekly Charts. The title track was used as the theme song for the movie Koneko no Namida.

I wasn’t expecting a new single so soon, Rie fu! Home is one of those fluffy, innocent kind of love songs. Similar to the material off her latest album, the song features a lot instruments ranging to a gentle brass section, playful piano chords, and airy strings. The lyrics are very descriptive and just feel so wholesome and sweet. They definitely match the music’s bright and cheery atmosphere.

The next track, Wait For Me, is a simple acoustic and piano based song. Rie fu’s vocals are lovely, especially during the extremely heartwarming chorus. Just like Home, it has detailed lyrics about love, but the atmosphere feels more somber this time around. Somber, but still quite optimistic.

The Carpenters is one Rie fu’s favorite artists and her cover of (They Long To Be) Close To You is very similar to the original in terms of overall style. I wonder if she did it intentionally because she’s such a big fan of them. Accompanied by only the piano, she sings the classic tune very well. It doesn’t offer anything else though unfortunately.

Overall Rating 

3½ stars



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  1. Actually, i want to ask your opinion. Vocally, what is the best song from Rie fu?
    I loved her music but i didn’t really like her voice, exc. Tsukiakari.

  2. For me, her best song vocally is probably Anata ga Koko ni Iru Riyuu.

  3. Ano?
    However, I thought i’ve read your reviews on Tobira and Anata ga Koko ni Iru Riyuu in your older blog before banned. My cousin really loves Rie fu.

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