Koda Kumi – TABOOOctober 18, 2008 at 5:15 PM | Posted in Koda Kumi | 6 Comments
[HOUSE NATION Sunset In Ibiza Remix]
4. TABOO (Instrumental)
5. Always (Instrumental)
This is Koda Kumi’s 41st single and it was released on October 8, 2008. The single reached #1 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 84,967 copies.
Koda Kumi is officially back in full force with one of the hottest songs of the year! TABOO is an irresistible dance track that is filled with blazing electronic synth and thumping beats. She packs a lot of attitude into her vocal performance and the sings the provocative lyrics very well. I’m really glad that Kumi is back doing what she does best because the song is really sexy and we really haven’t had an A-side of the same caliber since Cherry Girl or BUT.
The B-side is pretty different and definitely on the cuter side. Always has a gentle R&B sound with some synth appearing every now and then. This is your average feel good pop song with pretty vocals so I thought that it was a nice listen. There’s nothing amazing about it, but it’s good for a B-side.
I quickly noticed how loud the HOUSE NATION Sunset In Ibiza Remix of TABOO was right from the beginning because the vocals tend to get drowned out a lot. I really do like the music, especially during those synthed up instrumentals, but the rhythmic beats of the verses were very cool.