Ken Hirai – Itsuka Hanareru Hi ga Kite moMay 6, 2008 at 7:12 PM | Posted in Ken Hirai | 5 Comments
1. Itsuka Hanareru Hi ga Kite mo
2. Itsuka Hanareru Hi ga Kite mo (less vocal)
This is Ken Hirai’s 29th single and it was released on April 23, 2008. The single reached #19 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 11,865 copies. The title track was used as the theme song for the movie Ano Sora wo Oboeteru.
Originally appearing as track 12 on Ken Hirai’s latest album FAKIN’ POP, Itsuka Hanareru Hi ga Kite mo got slated to be released as a single because of its movie tie-in. Unfortunately, this was the last song I expected to get the star treatment because it was definitely my least favorite of the 5 new songs off that album. Despite Hirai’s stellar vocal performance, this ballad is boring and not very interesting. It shouldn’t have been released as a single in the first place but it was for the sake of its tie-in and possibly more album promotion. Plus, the single itself only includes the instrumental too. A new B-side or remix would have been nice at least.