Mika Nakashima – Over Load

May 30, 2009 at 12:22 PM | Posted in Mika Nakashima | 5 Comments

1. Over Load
2. No Answer
3. Over Load (Kenmochi Hidefumi Remix)
4. Over Load (Instrumental)
5. No Answer (Instrumental)

This is Mika Nakashima’s 28th single and it was released on May 13, 2009. The single reached #8 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 25,343 copies.

Mika Nakashima is back doing some high quality pop music with Over Load. This song reminds me of LIFE, but it leaves a more lasting impression. The music is a pleasant mix of upbeat strings and synthetic elements, the programmed acoustics being a prominent example. Overall, from the arrangement to the vocals, this is a strong track. Well done, Mika!

The B-side sounds pretty similar, but also little more laid back. No Answer incorporates beats next to the acoustics and flowing strings, but aside from that, I really don’t think much of this song since it’s quite uneventful. It’s not as good as Over Load and it just felt like a watered down version.

The Kenmochi Hidefumi Remix of Over Load is a slower take on the song and features an Hispanic twist within the original arrangement. Aside from the added beats, the instruments sound less programmed as well, especially the guitar. It’s a good remix but feels more like an acoustic version if anything.

Overall Rating

3½ stars



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  1. another great single that Mika has delivered . She looks so beautiful in the PV too & it’s great that she smiled quite a fair bit in there too <3

  2. omg! i thought i was the only person who thought Overload kind of sounds like LIFE, but this was an excellent single by Mika. and i loved the remix 0.o lol

    great review

  3. Over Load is AMAZING!!!!
    FAV Mika song and I wish it had sold more :(

    Nice review Lex!

  4. Oh wow, we always seem to have like the same opinion on stuff. >__>”

    Nice review bb

  5. I love overload..it’s very catchy.
    >>I wish she could color in her eyebrows more and just get rid of those blue contacts…She’s such a natural beauty. :/ <<

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