Miyu Nagase – Rose

February 22, 2008 at 11:11 AM | Posted in Miyu Nagase | Leave a comment
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Tracklisting
1. Rose
2. Haruka… (遥か・・・)
3. Rose (less vocal)
4. Haruka (less vocal)

This is Miyu Nagase’s 2nd single and it was released on February 13, 2008. The single reached #26 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 4,454 copies.

After an excellent debut album, Miyu Nagase quickly released this high quality single. There really isn’t anything remarkable about Rose, but it has nice vocals and a gentle composition. This pop ballad is filled with small chimes, laid back percussion, underlying strings, etc. Everything is reserved and the song pretty much maintains a calm atmosphere except for the electric guitar solo during the bridge.

I found the B-side to be more interesting. Haruka… is similarly structured to Rose, but it sounds a lot more emotionally driven and everything seems to flow better. The string arrangement definitely came into mind. Nagase’s vocals are lovely and beautifully done, especially during the dynamic chorus. Just like on her previous single Key ~Yume Kara Samete~, the B-side was better executed.

Overall Rating

4 stars

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