JYONGRI – Winter Love Story

December 16, 2008 at 12:26 AM | Posted in JYONGRI | 2 Comments

1. Winter Love Story
2. Tender Touch
3. Blue Destiny
4. Winter Love Story (Instrumental)
5. Tender Touch (Instrumental)
6. Blue Destiny (Instrumental)

This is JYONGRI’s 6th single and it was released on December 3, 2008. The single reached #31 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 4,245 copies.

With a title like Winter Love Story, I was expecting a ballad of some kind, but JYONGRI decided to mix things up. She creates a nice twist to the typical winter J-pop song by combining an uptempo dance-like sound next to these common elements. The arrangement features a prominent synth beat along with strings and bells that maintain a winter atmosphere. This is a bilingual track as well and as she starts the song off in Japanese but transitions into English at the beginning of the second verse. Anyway, Winter Love Story is nicely done and quite a catchy track too.

The single features 2 B-sides and the first one originally appeared on her latest album Love Forever. Tender Touch is a sweet love song and one of my favorite tracks off that album. The music is very calming and I loved the gentle piano, strings, and drums as they flowed next to JYONGRI’s enchanting vocals. Even though this song was recut from Love Forever, it’s great nonetheless and a welcome to the single as well.

The new B-side is probably the most dramatic song that JYONGRI has made so far. Blue Destiny is a sweeping ballad that features haunting piano chords and accumulative strings that build up further into the song. There is a more serious tone in her voice this time around and she sounds very good when singing those sad lyrics. This is a high quality track and ranks as one of her better B-sides too.

Overall Rating

4 stars



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  1. Hey Lex, did the two b-sides here fell like album versions to you? I mean, Tender Touch does seem slower. Is it just me? ^^;

  2. I think she did a really good job on this single!!! This is probably her best single thus far :)

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