Salyu – Corteo ~Gyouretsu~ / HALFWAYFebruary 26, 2009 at 1:05 PM | Posted in Salyu | 6 Comments
1. Corteo ~Gyouretsu~ (コルテオ ～行列～)
This is Salyu’s 11th single and it was released on February 11, 2009. The single reached #10 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 7,887 copies. The 2nd track was used as the theme song for the movie Halfway.
It’s been a while since Salyu’s last single but it was worth the wait! Corteo ~Gyouretsu~ is a brilliant song and it has quickly become one of my favorites from her. Like her previous single, iris ~Shiawase no Hako~, this song is a ballad of sorts but it is a lot more dynamic in sound. The strings and piano mixed with light guitar chords create a gorgeous organic quality within the music. I also have to applaud Salyu’s vocal performance since she displays excellent control of her voice. It’s also notable that her voice sounds a lot more refined than ever before.
The other A-side is HALFWAY, a calmer track. Sure, it’s not as compelling as Corteo ~Gyouretsu~ but the song is still worth listening to. Featuring a gentle and laid back sound, the arrangement mostly consists of soft acoustics with very pretty strings that appear later on. Salyu’s vocals are more reserved as well but not without adding a little bit of emphasis during the chorus.