Miyu Nagase – Akane

June 27, 2008 at 10:17 PM | Posted in Miyu Nagase | 2 Comments
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Tracklisting
1. Akane (茜)
2. Joy
3. Akane (Instrumental)
4. Joy (Instrumental)

This is Miyu Nagase’s 3rd single and it was released on May 21, 2008. The single reached #21 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 6,705 copies. The title track was used as the theme song for the drama Mama no Kami-sama.

Akane is a simple song with nothing much going on, but I thought it was beautifully executed. Comprising of mostly acoustic guitar and ambient strings, this ballad relies more on its heartwarming lyrics and vocals instead. The lyrics are about the appreciation one has for his or her mother and Nagase sings this message in a calm, yet graceful style. She has made a very touching and thoughtful song and I applaud her for it.

The B-side is kind of funky, but it definitely has a bouncy attitude to it. Joy is very poppy and features short, single note electric guitar chords with light drums. Nagase sounds like she’s having fun while singing and her vocals are upbeat too. Even though I think this is her weakest B-side so far, it’s still nice. It just doesn’t have the same level of quality that Thanks to you or Haruka… had.

Overall Rating

4 stars

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  1. i found joy way better than haruku =/

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