Maki Goto – Secret

May 17, 2008 at 10:58 AM | Posted in Maki Goto | 1 Comment

1. Secret (シークレット)
2. Inner Child (インナーチャイルド)
3. Secret (Instrumental)

This is Maki Goto’s 17th single and it was released on April 11, 2007. The single reached #9 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 14,861 copies.

Being a more intimate offering from Maki Goto, I thought that Secret was a nice ballad. It’s also a little more upbeat and has a stronger pop arrangement than the ballads from other Hello!Project soloists like Natsumi Abe and Aya Matsuura. The various synthetic sounds and waterdrop beats give the song its “pop” sound. Goto’s vocals are gentle but get a little stronger near the end.

The B-side is an aggressive pop track. Inner Child has a dynamic use of different instruments while including synthesizers. The strings and electric guitar have the strongest influence in the song and this is most evident in the verses. I thought the guitar solo of the bridge was a good addition too.

Overall Rating 

3½ stars


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  1. I really liked Secret. It’s one of my favourite songs from her since it shows such a completely different side of her

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